Helping ambitious businesses to grow
There are a range of services that provide advice, guidance and support to help you grow and develop your business in Northumberland. We have an established track record as a provider of business support services, as well as working with larger global brands in the county. We are funded through a combination of operating profits from our commercial activities and external grant funding.
Through our extensive support portfolio of growth, enterprise, digital skills and access to finance programmes, our highly experienced team will design bespoke support packages that include: invaluable practical advice; access to finance; property information; training and recruitment advice; supply chain connections; and introductions to external support programmes.
We support businesses at all stages of their growth journey with our broad range of services. We offer expert one-to-one business support, events, specialist programmes, funding and much more. Better still, most of our support is fully funded and is provided at no direct cost to your business.
Whether you're starting or growing, have a look below at the different services we offer.
How we can help
Accelerate Ashington, part of the wider Ashington High Street Innovation Programme, is a new service providing support to local businesses, to help them thrive and grow and create new commercial organisations.Advance Northumberland are working in partnership with Northumberland County Council to deliver the Ashington High Street Innovation Programme, funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund with the North of Tyne Combined Authority as the lead.Accelerate Ashington will enable access to digital tools for existing businesses within the town centre as well as provide start-up support for entrepreneurial individuals in the town looking to start and establish new businesses, organisations or social enterprises.
North Tyneside Council has an ambitious vision for Wallsend as a vibrant and connected place that will be attractive to residents, visitors, and prospective employers.
Northumberland Small Business Service
The Northumberland Small Business Service, which is funded through UK Shared Prosperity Fund, Rural England Prosperity Fund and North of Tyne Combined Authority, is delivered by Advance Northumberland delivering on behalf of Northumberland County Council and runs from Summer 2023 until 31st March 2026.
Advance Northumberland Business in numbers
- 1,934 businesses supported
- 3,534 jobs created
- 38.6m investment secured
Some of our business support programmes have now stopped delivering
Business Northumberland, The Rural Design Centre Innovation Programme and The Rural Business Growth Service have now stopped delivering and other support programmes are avaliable. To find out more about available business support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you can still register to free upcoming networking events via the button below.Networking events
External business support
In addition to support offered by the Advance Northumberland business teams, there is a range of external support and grants avaliable
The North East Fund
North Of Tyne Innovation Recovery Grant
Challenge North Of Tyne
Businesses we have supported
Ashwood Business Park, Ashington
Port of Blyth
Port of Blyth
We will Advance Northumberland's economic prosperity, regenerate communities, improve livability and create a more connected and aspirational County
Get in touch to see how we can support you and your business.Contact us