Scaleup North East programme – helping North East-based SMEs during COVID-19

We are helping North East-based businesses access partially grant funded advice on a range of strategic matters.

The Scaleup North East programme can offer 40% grant funding toward project values up to £4,000 for strategic planning purposes.

To qualify for the grant support you must operate within the Newcastle Local Enterprise Partnership boundaries (Northumberland, North and South Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland or Durham), generate revenues of up to £50million through a staff base no larger than 250 and operate within an ERDF eligible sector. You must also not be part of the existing Scaleup programme.

We can offer a range of grant supported services through this scheme, with qualifying businesses being able to access the following:

  • Outsourcing and general accounting support
  • Tax planning
  • Financial modelling and business plan support
  • Finance raising assistance.

Lee Humble, Associate Partner, Corporate Finance said:

“We are seeing great demand for our cash flow modelling and business planning services given current economic circumstances. Our Corporate Finance team can provide further help to those looking to raise finance via government backed arrangements such as CBILS or support a capital injection objective aimed to assist your business following lockdown and market re-commencement.

Our funding network is one of the best in the North, with our team possessing banking experience and a reach which captures all mainstream lenders and a significant number of secondary and alternative lenders.”

To find out more, please contact Lee Humble at