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Scale-up support on offer to SMEs at Growth Hub Goes Live event

Business owners and SMEs in the North East are invited to attend the latest in a new series of events supporting the region’s businesses to scale up.

Part of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership’s ‘Growth Hub Goes Live’ programme, the event on Thursday 23 March will focus on growing, retaining and maintaining customers using digital technology.

The practical, hands on event at the SME Centre of Excellence, at Newcastle College, will include group work, idea sharing and a keynote address by Nevil Tynemouth and Mike Lever, directors of New Results Training in Durham. New Results provide training, coaching, mentoring and strategic support for a range of companies locally and nationally.

“We’ll be exploring how to use, grow and manage digital technology and how it can be of huge benefit to companies,” explained New Results Director Nevil Tynemouth.

“The aim is to help the companies integrate digital technology seamlessly into their businesses, so that it becomes an everyday activity. The workshop will involve a keynote talk and then some group work with myself and fellow New Results Director Mike Lever. We’ll leave the businesses with some key actions which will help them integrate digital technology into their companies.

“With such flexible and powerful technologies around, it’s vital they’re not overlooked when planning business growth. This event is about understanding how digital technology can support and add value to existing sales practices and create stronger links with customers,” added Nevil.

Growth Hub Goes Live is an events programme delivered as part of the North East Growth Hub (, an online business growth platform for SMEs created and managed by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership.

Colin Bell, Business Growth Director at the North East LEP said: “While the Growth Hub is predominantly an online platform, we recognise the demand from our users for networking opportunities and the chance to hear from business leaders in the region.

“Growth Hub Goes Live is a fantastic way for people to experience what the Growth Hub can offer, everything from access to finance and funding to one the most comprehensive business support directories available in the North East.”

‘Growing, Retaining and Maintaining customers using digital technology’ takes place on Thursday 23 March at the SME Centre for Excellence. Tickets are free and can be booked via Eventbrite

New Results have previously delivered similar workshops in London and in Lancashire, but this will be the first session they’ve delivered in the region.

New Results Training has more than 75 years of experience in coaching and training and delivers sales training locally, nationally and internationally. The company is based in the e-volve Business Centre at Rainton Bridge, Houghton-le-Spring.

For more information about the North East Growth Hub visit

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