Thank You to Our Partners

Thank you to our partners, some of whom exhibit year after year, we really do appreciate your support and being part of our inspiring day.

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

Business Durham

Business Durham

Business Durham has the knowledge, experience and programmes to guide businesses of any shape, size and age.  They have accesses to funding, to premises and a large network of partners that can add to their offer. They will tailor packages of support to enable you to get the right guidance and practical help for your business to thrive in County Durham.

British Business Bank

British Business Bank

British Business Bank is a government owned economic development bank. They help drive economic growth by making finance markets work better for smaller businesses - wherever they are in the UK and wherever they are on their business journey, enabling them to prosper and grow.

North East Growth Hub

North East Growth Hub

The North East Growth Hub is the leading digital platform for North East businesses to access a range of business support, finance and funding, resource toolkits and events. Visit the Growth Hub, book an appointment with a connector and find the support you need to grow your business.

Wander Films

Wander Films

Wander is a video production/marketing company known for creating next-level visual content for brands to #beatthescroll™. The team is made up of filmmakers, social media managers, vfx/gfx artists, project managers & editors. Wander is a Pact Future30 company and was recently listed in the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

NETWORKING PARTNERS

J&B Recycling

J&B Recycling

J&B are at the forefront of waste management and recycling in the UK for both commercial and households. They provide a full end-to-end waste management and recycling service that produces the highest quality end-products with an industry leading 99% recycling rate.

UMi

UMi

Wherever you are on your business journey, UMi takes the hard work out of finding and using the best information, expertise and finance, so you and your business can do more and go further. Speak to our team on our stand or visit www.weareumi.co.uk.

Week2Week

Week2Week

Week2Week Apartments is a family run business based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. With over 15 years experience in the Fully Serviced Apartment and Hospitality Industry,  Week2Week can offer accommodation in various prime locations throughout the North East and across the Globe. They pride themselves on providing world class customer service and making their guests feel at home during their stays.

EVENT PARTNERS

Double Eleven

Double Eleven

Double Eleven is a full-service video games developer and publisher, working on some of the world’s biggest IP’s and some of the globe's largest companies. Operating our HQ out of Middlesbrough and a satellite office in Kuala Lumpur, Double Eleven was Founded by Lee Hutchinson in late 2009 and now has a diverse workforce employing over 300 people.

Kinnery

Kinnery

Headed by Ian Kinnery, an experienced and respected business coach, entrepreneur, and European Coach of the Year, Kinnery are committed to developing you and your business to deliver significant and quantifiable results. 

NRG

NRG

NRG places talent into some of the most sought-after roles in tech, digital marketing, HR and development, accountancy and finance and business support; whilst their Executive Search and Selection team work with clients to deliver senior leadership, board, non-executive director and chair appointments. Their recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) business, greenbean, delivers project and end-to-end volume resourcing solutions throughout the UK.

CORPORATE PARTNERS

Agilico

Agilico

Agilico are a provider of workplace technology and expertise trusted by more than 11,000 customers across the UK, with a significant and growing presence in the North East. They help organisations build more agile and effective working environments for their teams.

 

Brewin Dolphin

Brewin Dolphin

Brewin Dolphin are a leading investment management and financial advice firm working closely with the business community in the North East. They specialise in assisting business owners and entrepreneurs to grow, protect and make the most of their personal wealth, as well as advising on taxation, company exits and other fundamental business issues.

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

With innovative and versatile event spaces in a beautiful location on the banks of the River Tyne, Hilton Newcastle Gateshead hotel offers an inspiring setting for corporate events, meetings and conferences.

LUMO

LUMO

Lumo works in close partnership with businesses, helping them improve their cash flow and fund their futures. Their mission is to support innovation in the UK, having helped over 217 companies with more than 552 R&D tax claims, recovering over £19m in tax relief over the past 3 years.

Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Providing a range of specialist services and facilities to support your business needs, Newcastle University can harness their people, research excellence and infrastructure, to help you find innovative solutions to real-world challenges.

North East Local Enterprise Partnership

North East Local Enterprise Partnership

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership works with partners to develop a more competitive economy for the Nroth East, helping to create more and better jobs for everyone.

Northern Accelerator

Northern Accelerator

Northern Accelerator is an innovative collaboration between the region’s universities. It is driving a step change in the commercialisation of research to help address regional imbalance and strengthen the North East knowledge economy.

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Unlocking value in a way that is unique to your business, Northumbria University can help you to identify and implement new business opportunities, develop your staff and your business proposition.

Tees Valley Business

Tees Valley Business

Driving economic growth, creating jobs and transforming the Tees Valley region, Tees Valley Business work closely with entrepreneurs and the business community to make local decisions that support the economy.

Teesside University

Teesside University

Teesside University puts business at the heart of its teaching, research and external engagement. In 2018/19, its wide range of knowledge-based business services  supported 489 jobs and generated £25m GVA per annum in Tees Valley (834 jobs and £42.5m GVA in total).

University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland

Whether you are looking for business advice, new employees, training for your workforce or access to world-class technical facilities and expertise, the University of Sunderland’s enterprise and innovation team can assist.

Qrious

Qrious

Qrious is a digital strategy and experience design studio that helps its clients capitalise on technology's potential to accelerate growth and improve productivity and profitability. They can help you design and build stunning digital experiences and build a digital-first culture that will empower your business to thrive in a changing world.

Ward Hadaway

Ward Hadaway

With more than 450 staff and over 80 partners, Ward Hadaway is one of the UK's Top 75 law firms with a reputation for quality, innovation and a partner-led commitment to client service excellence.

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