A new survey has been launched to find out how businesses in the North East have been impacted by Brexit and COVID-19.
More than £1.2 million has been awarded to voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in the North East to fund projects that support young people in the region and that contribute to a green economic recovery. The funding has been awarded by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), from its Local Growth Fund […]
More than £235,000 in funding has been awarded to help North East businesses in a range of sectors recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will result in the creation of 12 different business support projects, for North East businesses operating in areas including the cultural sector, food and drink, digital and […]
This afternoon the Government announced a trade agreement between the UK and the EU. Lucy Winskell OBE, Chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, commented: “We welcome the news of the deal between the UK and the EU and hope that it will provide clarity for businesses, and a continuation of trade between the […]
The coronavirus pandemic has forced schools, colleges and universities to find new, creative ways to engage learners; particularly around areas such as careers education, where it’s been very difficult for young people to experience meaningful encounters with employers because of COVID-19. The North East LEP’s recent collaboration with Newcastle College to bring theatre to audiences […]
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership is well placed to promote higher technical education as a prestigious career route for young people thanks to its dedicated College Hub, which comprises all nine general FE Colleges and two of the largest sixth form institutions in North East LEP area.
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership’s (North East LEP) Strategy and Policy Director, Richard Baker, has commented on today’s regional labour market statistics, released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). “Today’s figures show a large increase in the national unemployment rate to the end of October which is severely impacting the North East. The […]
£100,000 of funding has been awarded to help five North East energy businesses bring new products to market. The five SMEs all entered the Energy Innovation Challenge which was launched by the North East Energy Catalyst as a way of supporting businesses in the region to develop solutions to global energy challenges. The five businesses […]
Globally significant work being carried out within the North East’s energy sector is leading the way on delivering the government’s Green Industrial Revolution plan which was announced in November, reinforcing the region’s position to lead delivery on the UK’s Net Zero agenda. The plan announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson includes 10 key areas of focus, which correspond with initiatives already being delivered in the North East and bring opportunities to […]
Many people don’t know what open innovation means, but ultimately, it’s just a way of working together to develop competitive advantage, says Alan Welby, director of innovation for the North East LEP. While businesses frequently rely on their internal teams and knowledge to develop a competitive edge, open innovation can provide an exciting and beneficial […]
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