Scale-up North East

Scale-up North East works with businesses that can demonstrate both the hunger and potential to achieve high levels of growth.

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This scheme is provided by RTC North

RTC North

Does your business have a hunger for rapid growth?

Scale-up North East is:

  1. The No.1 solution for leaders of fast-growing businesses
  2. Designed and delivered by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs
  3. Driving profitability, sustainability, and increased market share

Scale-up North East provides bespoke support to ambitious business owners looking to drive growth, profitability and wealth.

Delivered by a diverse team of Partners with broad experience and specific skill-sets, many of whom have successfully scaled and exited their own businesses, this support can be tailored to suit the exact needs of business owners.

Acting as a coach, mentor, consultant or trusted advisor, Scale-up Partners work at a strategic-level, offering insight, providing challenge and identifying opportunities that will address issues, build foundations for growth and unlock potential. Hundreds of North East businesses have experienced transformational improvement by engaging with Scale-up North East and utilizing the support available from highly experienced, authentic, credible and well respected Partners who are passionate about the region and supporting businesses with the potential to contribute to its success.

What does the programme offer?

Scale-up North East is your solution if:

  • You're facing fast growth and now need to get ready to scale or;
  • You were scaling but have hit a difficult period and now want to rescale or;
  • You want to scale even further than you have done to date

Through a matrix model of bespoke solutions, Scale-up North East works hand in hand with the leaders of our region, to overcome the barriers to scaling and open doors to new opportunities, driving increased profitability and long-term growth.

Examples may include:

  • 1-2-1 Coaching/Mentoring
  • Specialist Sector Consultancy
  • 1-2-Many Events/Workshops/Webinars
  • Many-2-1 Consultancy (NED/Board Format)
  • Scaling Bootcamps
  • Grant Funding Investments


  • Businesses, including start-ups, which are scaling or can demonstrate significant growth potential
  • Sole Traders, SMEs or larger companies
  • Based in the areas of Northumberland, North Tyneside Newcastle upon Tyne or the Gateshead Metropolitan Borough
  • Limited places are available for businesses located in South Tyneside

Ideally in the following sectors, although others will be considered:

  • Digital and technology
  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Low carbon and green growth
  • Creative industries
  • Advanced Manufacturing 

The following sectors are not eligible for support:

  • Agriculture
  • Fishery and aquaculture
  • Banking
  • Insurance

If you feel that your business has the ambition and potential to benefit from the nationally recognised support of Scale-up North East you can apply online now

Talk to one of our team who will help you connect to the support you need to grow and develop your business.

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