Over the past 3 years we’ve done some amazing things…

24,774 prepared for enterprise

75% of businesses supported are still trading 3 years on

11,227 new businesses started

50% moved from thinking to starting up

10,854 businesses supported to develop and grow

13,995 new jobs created

Evaluation reports

Enterprise Support in the North East 2015-2018

Enterprise Support in the North East (ESNE) aims to provide a universally accessible package of support to individuals resident within the North East LEP area, with ambitions to start a business, a social enterprise, or to become self-employed.

Take a look at the Enterprise Support in the North East Evaluation 2018.

Business Compass Start Up 2015-2018

Business Compass Start Up (BCSU) supports individuals who are considering setting up a business to take action and start up. Via a segmented delivery model it provides a general service open to all, alongside intensive, targeted support for businesses with a realistic capacity to create jobs and/or trade in a sector identified as a priority in the Tees Valley Strategic Economic Plan.

Take a look at the Business Compass Start Up Evaluation 2018.

North East Enterprise Agency Impact and Value Report 2016

In 2016 we commissioned Ideas for Change to undertake a review of the impact we’ve had and the value we add.

Take a look at the NEEAL Impact and Value Report 2016.

Rural Growth Network 2013-2015

This project addressed rural SMEs’ lack of engagement in mainstream business support.  Support was delivered through a team of locally-based Rural Enterprise Development Officers, providing coaching and signposting.

Take a look at the Rural Growth Network Evaluation 2016.

Business Support in the North East 2011-2015

The overall purpose of this programme was to develop and deliver efficient and effective business start-up and development support services to a wide range of different clientele throughout North East England.

Take a look at the Business Support in the North East Evaluation 2015.