Business Support Partners

Business Support Partners

We're proud to be a not-for-profit organisation with the aim of supporting North East entrepreneurs to grow and develop their businesses.

Through our events and mentoring programme, we inspire and lend a helping hand to established business owners, by sharing experience and making new connections. Our hope is that our region’s entrepreneurs will use this unique network to fast-track their own growth; creating new jobs and making the North East a better place to live and work.


If you’re part of an organisation which has the greater good of the North East at its heart, then we’d like to work with you.

There are many different types of support business owners need, whether it’s simplified routes to finance and grant funding, advice about entering new and international markets, support with infrastructure and connectivity or specific areas of business expertise.

If you provide support to businesses across the region, but sometimes find it challenging to build positive long-term relationships with key decision makers, then working with the Forum and our unique network of North East entrepreneurs could be the perfect solution.

Benefits include:

  • Raise your business’ profile amongst the region’s most aspirational entrepreneurs through joint branded literature, promotion and events.
  • Gain exclusive personal access to over 300 of the most senior decision-makers in the North East business community, including support to identify appropriate case studies and event speaker.
  • Be associated with an organisation whose aim is to help grow businesses and generate wealth in the North East. 
  • Gain exposure and build business relationships with both entrepreneurs and our other high profile corporate business leaders.
  • You and one of your senior team will benefit from an exclusive first-class learning and networking environment, giving you access to industry experts and mentors through more than 25 of our inspirational and entrepreneurial events each year. 
  • Have the opportunity to raise your profile with business leaders and entrepreneurs by hosting and jointly developing events.
  • Gain increased profile on this website, including an organisational profile, inclusion in the Business Support section of the site, the opportunity to post news and PR stories, links back to your own website and regular signposting from our monthly e-newsletter and new member welcome emails.

Get in Touch

Business support partnership costs £5,000 (+VAT) annually. If your aims are altruistic and you support North East business, then we'd like to discuss working together.