Leadership Management | Growth Experts | Tees Valley Business Compass

Can you lead and manage the growth of your business?

The Business Compass Leadership and Management Programme is part funded by ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and delivered by NBSL. It provides grant funding for projects that can increase leadership and management capability and/or capacity across the 5 boroughs of the Tees Valley.

Who is the funding for?

Our funding is for Tees Valley SMEs that want to grow, but need to improve their management know-how to make it happen. It doesn’t matter which part of the business you need to develop, our funding can help you to bring in a Business Expert to give you and your team the expertise to manage it more effectively.  

If your business is eligible, you could get up to 40% funding towards a project costing between £2,500 and £5,000 - a grant of up to £2000.

What type of projects can we fund?

We can help to fund a Business Expert to come in and improve your flair for marketing, your dexterity for data or your knack for strategy. In fact, you can use the funding towards almost any kind of coaching or mentoring that will help your business to be managed more effectively by you and your team:

  • Developing growth strategies

  • Entering new markets

  • Preparing effectively for Brexit

  • Winning more tenders or bids

  • Creating content that stands out from the crowd

  • Improving your products, services or processes

  • Analysing data to make better business decisions

  • Attracting new clients

Want to find out more?


If you've got an idea for a project, but you're not sure if it's something we can fund, just get in touch with us - we'll let you know and talk you through our very simple application and funding process. 

Please note if you choose to Register your Interest online, you will need to select the “Leadership and Management” option on the “Enquiry Details” section.”

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