North East LEP appoints Growth Hub Connectors to help region’s businesses grow

Businesses in the North East can benefit from free expert advice and guidance on how to access support to grow their company thanks to the appointment of two Growth Hub Connectors at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership.

Ken Arnold and Karl McCracken will connect business support, and finance and funding providers with businesses in the region in a bid to boost the local economy and create more and better jobs.

Their appointments enhance the North East Growth Hub – the region’s online business support platform, by adding experienced, hands on support.

The North East Growth Hub has successfully helped thousands of businesses to get business support advice and access vital finance and funding, both through the growth hub portal itself and the associated helpline, web chat and e-mail facilities.

Part of the North East LEP’s business growth strategy is to make the region a place where businesses invest, grow and prosper to create more and better jobs. The introduction of new Growth Hub Connectors aims to build more direct engagement between businesses and support providers.