We strive to provide a great service to our customers, whether they be funders, partners, stakeholders or the end-users of the services we provide.  On this page you can find some testimonial statements from some of them.

“As part of National Enterprise Network, all of the NEEAL members have an extensive regional reach and knowledge, whilst being flexible and responsive to local needs. This has resulted in consistent growth in the number of pre-start clients they have been able to support, with the number of new businesses created increasing by over 15% year on year, and the number of jobs by more than 10% per annum.”

Dawn Whitley MBE

CEO, National Enterprise Network

“Tedco business support has been a fantastic partner – they consistently deliver the highest number of good quality applications from all of our partners and the feedback from from the applicants they support is resoundingly positive.”

Sir Tom Shebbeare

Chairman, Virgin Start-up





“The support that NBSL has given to our members has been second to none. Across the North East NBSL has provided the advice, guidance and funding many have needed to help them grow and establish their businesses. We highly recommend the support that NBSL to any pre-start, start-up or established small business.”

Simon Hanson

Development Manager, Federation of Small Business





“We moved into the BIC as a small publishing outfit and found ourselves in a community of like-minded businesses which had a similar sort of interest to us, effectively creating a network of suppliers, partners and customers. There was also excellent general support from the BIC itself which took away many of the headaches – from broadband connectivity to a mail service – you would normally have in starting a business. This allowed us to concentrate on our main business.”

Paul Callaghan CBE

Chairman, Leighton Group

“Our experience of working with NEEAL is excellent. NEEAL are proven and valued deliverers, demonstrating time and again how business development can make a real difference. “

Dinah Jackson

Programme Manager, North East Local Enterprise Partnership