The industry body and public policy advocate for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK.
Covers Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and part of North Yorkshire (including Middlesborough). Companies may be able to access government schemes, including location-based funding, as well as grants and tax credits for undertaking research and development. Financial assistance is also available to support companies submitting bids to access European Framework Programme funds.
A leading venture capital and growth equity investor investing in early stage companies and more established companies looking to build scale and momentum.
A leading venture capital firm that invests in technologies and products for the life science and healthcare markets.
Business Investors’ Group (BiG): BiG is able to provide equity funding from £10,000 to £1 million and more. BiG will help businesses of any size, and it will syndicate with other financial partners to offer the best total, balanced-funding package. BiG’s operating area is primarily in the North East of England, from Northumberland south through Tyne & Wear and County Durham, to Teesside and North Yorkshire.
No Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) business sector is excluded from the opportunity in attracting investment funds from the Business Investment Group. BiG provides equity finance and business support expertise to established owner-managers, or potential managers, who can demonstrate growth potential, coupled with good management skills or an established track record.
Manage assets on behalf of large corporate, local authority, central government and charitable entities as well as on behalf of individuals, via mutual funds and investment trusts.
Provide SMEs and owner managed businesses with comprehensive and practical business advice.
Provides vital investment to hundreds of fast-growing SMEs to increase the momentum of business enterprise and SME development.
Provides information on the comprehensive range of support on offer for businesses and start ups in the North East.
A new holding fund has been established with investments from the European Investment Bank, European Regional Development Fund and One North East.
Is leading work across government to develop a more balanced and sustainable model for growth.