A new, multi-million pound programme is being launched to help North East businesses grow, diversify and unlock new market opportunities.
Supply Chain North East will provide businesses with tailored, specialist advice in areas including sales and marketing, digital transformation, accreditation and compliance. Market specialists will be on hand to provide industry insight and sector knowledge on UK and international supply chains.
The programme is aimed at North East businesses in the following sectors which want to build on their strengths and take advantage of opportunities for growth in new markets:
Subsea, offshore and energy technologies
Automotive and transport
Health and life sciences
Digital, tech and creative
Process, chemical and pharmaceutical
Come along to the launch event to find out how your business could benefit from the programme.
An integral part of the North East Growth Hub, Supply Chain North East will see four key partners, RTC North, Generator, North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC), join forces to work with over 800 businesses between 2018 - 2021.
Following the launch of the Supply Chain programme, there will be a chance to see a presentation of an Innovation Challenge that has been set by a regional automotive manufacturer. They are looking for digital solutions to a manufacturing issue, and are keen to engage with local companies who may be able to develop a solution. *
* This challenge is part of a wider European funded programme which encourages companies to collaborate with other partners to develop innovative products, so there are ten EURO5000 vouchers available to support the best proposals.
Who should attend?
Businesses based in the North East LEP area (Sunderland, Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland) and are in the above listed sectors.
The Crowne Plaza located in Newcastle city centre's Stephenson Quarter. You can find a map here, and details of the closest car park here. You will be welcomed with a breakfast and the opportunity to network with key businesses across the North East.