Our experienced Inward Investment Team will give you all the practical help and guidance you need to make your company successful here in the North East of England.

We will help you to find the right premises for your business, provide information on skills, recruitment and training, and introduce you to the region’s universities and research centres. We can advise on the availability of funding support and help with finding homes and schools for key personnel and their families.

We aim to build long-term relationships with investors and our Strategic Account Management service will support your business to grow and prosper.

The team work closely with Northumberland County Council as well as private and public stakeholders to pull effective project teams together to meet investor’s needs. Support is demand led and tailored to business requirement but can include the following services:

  • Invaluable practical advice
  • Local knowledge and introductions to networks
  • Access to finance and support to secure finance packages
  • Property and site searches
  • Training and recruitment advice and support
  • Supply chain connections
  • Introduction to external support programmes to help establish your operations

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Business Support Services

Business Support Services


The Access:Northumberland service provides clients with an extensive package of business support for international companies looking to set up for the first time in the North East.

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Find the funding your business needs to grow.

We offer support and advice on how to access various funding and grant schemes available in the region.

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The Rural Growth Network

The Rural Growth Network has specific funding and expertise available for businesses located in rural locations, to help generate rural economic growth.

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Business Northumberland 

Business Northumberland is a fully funded business support programme who deliver bespoke and tailored business advice to SME's across the North East with a focus on digital technology, leadership and skills.

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The North of Tyne Rural Business Growth Service 

The North of Tyne Rural Business Growth Service is a new comprehensive programme of support designed to address barriers to growth experienced by micro small and medium enterprises in the rural areas of the North of Tyne Combined Authority Area.

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Rural Design Centre Innovation Project

The Rural Design Centre Innovation Project is a collaboration between Advance Northumberland, Innovation SuperNetwork and Northumbria University. The project supports SME's from across the North East helping them identify opportunities and develop solutions to challenges facing rural communities. 

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Advance Northumberland
Wansbeck Workspace
NE63 8QZ

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