Business Support

A key factor in OKR business development is the support that can be accessed to reduce the overall investment in a programme of growth. This can make a significant difference to the services that can be accessed and provide a significant reduction in the investment required too.  In addition, from time to time, there are additional funds that appear for limited periods – some with 100% rebate, most with between 35-40% support.

Grants and Support

Regional Technology Centre

RTC works with governments and development agencies to deliver programmes that drive economic growth by stimulating innovation and the adoption of new technologies and processes.

Their current portfolio of programmes can be found here

NBSL

North East Business Support Fund has got a range of programmes to help businesses right across the North East to grow and develop.  Just select the region your business is based in to get started.

Their current portfolio of programmes and application process can be found here

Growth Fund

Tees Valley Business Support manages the Growth Fund for businesses in the Tees Valley to access 33% funding for your business growth project to help create jobs for Tees Valley workers as a result of the project.

Their current portfolio of programmes and application process can be found here

Department for International Trade

Thousands of businesses have increased their sales, growth and stability by selling overseas. Explore the potential of exporting with guidance, services and support from the Department for International Trade.

Their support process can be found here

Business Loans

Start-Up Loans

Start-Up Loans is a government-backed scheme, providing repayable loans and mentoring to individuals in the UK with a viable business idea but no access to finance.  Loans of up to £25,000 at 6.0% interest rate, can be arranged for businesses that have been trading from 0-24 months.

Further information can be found here

Auxin Programmes

INNOVATE:GROW

We are on the lookout for ambitious businesses with an innovative idea that could disrupt the market and are looking to scale to new heights.  Delivered in partnership with ourselves and Generator, backed by Northstar Ventures UK and supported by the European Regional Development Fund, INNOVATE:GROW is a new fully-funded business support programme offering access to a £15K investment.

ScaleUp NE – OKR Programme

The ScaleUp NE Programme gives ambitious businesses the support they need to drive transformational growth and recognises OKR as a key method of helping SMEs to do so. As an endorsed Solution Provider, we’ve partnered with the Scaleup NE Team and together, we have tailored a specific package for those companies that will result in them being equipped to use the OKR methodology as the growth framework and approach to assist in their businesses success.

CIVTECH®

Driving daring and innovation in the public sector. It’s an opportunity to take a Challenge, solve it, and win contracts with a blue-chip public sector organisation. We help cohort companies to develop a clear growth strategy and introduce them to the benefits they can achieve through OKR.

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Get in touch with us to find out more about any of the above programmes:

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