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Enter the North East Innovation Awards 2018


Taking place at St James’ Park, the annual North East Innovation Awards celebrate the most innovative businesses in the region. Having started up in the North East ourselves, we’re passionate about this region and champion any event that shouts about the amazing local entrepreneurs and start-up businesses - so if you’re an innovative start-up based

Enter the North East Innovation Awards 20182018-10-08T17:02:23+00:00

Calling all Entrepreneurs: Enter the Startups Awards 2018


If you run a business then we understand just how busy you are. It can be difficult to carve out time to spend with your friends and family, let alone take a few hours out of your day to enter your business into awards - but your business and your hard work deserves to be

Calling all Entrepreneurs: Enter the Startups Awards 20182018-10-08T17:02:23+00:00

One Year On with The Creative Workshop


The Creative Workshop was devised by Hephzibah Kilbride to create a space for both novices and masters in which they could create, learn and play. Hosting a range of pottery classes and workshops, Hephzibah now teaches pottery classes and printmaking, as well as bringing together other artists to teach workshops and their disciplines in her

One Year On with The Creative Workshop2018-10-08T17:02:23+00:00

One Year On with SoGud


You may remember we featured nutritious snack company, SoGud earlier this year as part of our Mega Milestones piece. So do pop over there for a read first and find out a little more about their start-up story. The company are now reaching almost two years in business, so we caught up with founder Terri

One Year On with SoGud2018-10-08T17:02:23+00:00

One Year On with Smuvee


Passionate entrepreneurs are our favourite kind of entrepreneurs! So we really enjoyed chatting with Alex Archibald of Smuvee, a healthy food eatery in Telford, for our latest One Year On instalment. With great plans to change the fast food industry within Telford, Alex hopes to change the eating habits of the town and encourage good

One Year On with Smuvee2018-10-08T17:02:23+00:00

Banking with Tide & Transmit Startups


If you enjoy waiting in queues, filling out paperwork and organising in-house meetings with your bank - Tide is not for you. If you’d like to save yourself time and money with your business banking, read on…. We know that business owners didn’t start their business to spend time banking. So our aim is to

Banking with Tide & Transmit Startups2018-10-08T17:02:23+00:00

Discovery at Tech.


Discovery at Tech. is a unique opportunity for tech startups to showcase their solutions in front of Europe’s most renowned retailers. It’s also the most cost-effective way for startups to attend Tech. - Europe’s largest festival of innovation in retail technology, taking place on 12 - 13 September 2018 at Printworks, London. When you sign

Discovery at Tech.2018-10-08T17:02:24+00:00

Retail Business Owners, We Need You: Become a Business Mentor


Since we first started, we've backed hundreds of entrepreneurs in the retail sector through delivering start-up loans that can help them start or grow their businesses - but this isn't the only way we invest in entrepreneurs. Our amazing team of mentors also back our supported retailers and are invaluable to helping each of

Retail Business Owners, We Need You: Become a Business Mentor2018-10-31T12:11:09+00:00

Meet the Staff with Ian Thompson


We’re continuing our Meet the Staff series this week with another member of the Business Support Team, Ian Thompson. Like many of our advisors, Ian has a wealth of experience and is a great addition to the team, having lots of personal experience to draw from. Working remotely, Ian takes us through his working day

Meet the Staff with Ian Thompson2018-10-08T17:02:24+00:00

‘Backing Entrepreneurs with Start-Up Loans’ – The Industry Angel Business Podcast


The Industry Angel Business Podcast invites Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Social Influencers, Marketing Professionals, Sales Professionals and Motivational Speakers to discuss trending topics and their on career journeys. The podcast aims to share actionable advice for businesses that will help them to stay ahead of the curve when growing and thriving in their industry. This week,

‘Backing Entrepreneurs with Start-Up Loans’ – The Industry Angel Business Podcast2018-10-08T17:02:24+00:00