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Supply Chain North East

Empowering North East businesses to diversify their offering, expand their customer base and unlock untapped opportunities in new markets.

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Supply Chain North East during COVID-19

As the North East responds to the impact and demands of COVID-19, Supply Chain North East is poised to help businesses respond directly to supply chain demands in healthcare. We are also here to ensure that businesses have the right support to help them build resilience and put them on a path back to growth.

We’ve made some significant changes to our programme so we can work with businesses that want to diversify and move into the PPE market. We can help your business establish the networks, materials and infrastructure you need to supply PPE quickly and effectively. Grants of up to 80% for up to £40,000 are available for businesses looking to make a long-term commitment to supply PPE.

Upon completing the grant application, one of our advisors will be in touch within two business days to discuss your opportunity in more detail.

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How can Supply Chain North East help my business branch out?

  • Tailored advice from proven market specialists | Gain priceless industry and sector-specific insights on both local and global supply chains
  • Sales and marketing support | Refine your marketing strategy and increase the value of your existing customers
  • Operational improvement plan assistance | Review your opportunities and construct an action plan to help you set improvement goals
  • Digital transformation expertise | Get to grips with the technology that can push your competitiveness, profitability and innovation
  • Accreditation and compliance training | Meet the standards required to enter new markets, access new supply chains and reach new customers
  • Talent development guidance | Discover how to nurture your top talent with our series of workshops and best practice field trips

Who Facilitates Supply Chain North East?

Supply Chain North East is delivered by a partnership, made up of the North East Growth Hub, RTC North, NEPIC, NEAA and Generator. Between 2018 and 2021, the programme will help more than 800 businesses in the following sectors to realise their potential:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Subsea, Offshore and Energy Technologies
  • Automotive and Transport
  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Digital, Tech and Creative
  • Process, Chemical and Pharmaceutical