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The North of Tyne Rural Business Growth Service

The North of Tyne Rural Business Growth Service

A dedicated access to finance business support programme designed to help businesses develop a comprehensive and robust business plan.

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The North of Tyne Rural Business offer is delivered by Advance Northumberland and has two linked components:

  • Business Advice and Support Services to support the development of growth plans and guide businesses towards appropriate sources of finance. 
  • A Capital Grant Investment Fund to support investment in projects that enable rural businesses to expand productive capacity and / or diversify into new markets or products. 

Through this offer we will help address the scale up challenges faced by businesses with growth potential in rural area, supporting them to access suitable finance products, enabling growth and maximising opportunities. The scheme will help drive increased productivity and business performance, encouraging more overseas trading and incentivising business innovation.

Fully funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority and the European Regional Development Programme 2014-2020, provides access to a dedicated enterprise specialist, a range of technical advisors and access to a grant programme for eligible businesses. 

If you want to find out more, please contact Katy McIntosh on 01670 528 489 or email ruralsupport@advancenorthumberland.co.uk


Meet the team

Chris Walker

Chris Walker

Rural Enterprise Specialist

01670 528 476

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Katy McIntosh

Katy McIntosh

The North of Tyne Rural Business Growth Service Delivery Manager 

01670 528 489

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Chris Dawson

Chris Dawson

Rural Enterprise Specialist

01670 719 911

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Jonpaul Heron

Jonpaul Heron

Rural Enterprise Specialist

01670 704 349

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