A lack of access to infrastructure makes it more difficult to scale and grow your business. This could include planning laws that make it difficult to grow, inflexible landlords or broadband not being available on sufficient basis.
Below are some organisations that can help to support you with some of these growing pains:
The North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) provides office space and business support services for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Located on the banks of the River Wear in Sunderland, the BIC’s experienced advisers help hundreds of new businesses to start up each year by providing one-to-one business advice, mentoring and support, training courses, workshops and seminars.
Whether you’re looking for the best way to finance new projects and expansion plans, seeking new business premises, planning for recruiting and up-skilling staff or simply need to make connections with the right people; Invest NewcastleGateshead’s Business Growth Service provides a single point of contact for free and impartial help and advice.
Invest North East England co-ordinates enquiries on behalf of the local authorities and has access to an extensive partnership network of support agencies, sector specialists, universities, colleges, knowledge networks and business organisations throughout the region.
Looking to create the best possible conditions for regional growth in jobs, investment and living standards, they offer businesses a range of services to assist organisations on a free and commercially confidential basis.