DESIGN firms across the North East can find out about government support available to help them grow and innovate at a free event next week.
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) is bringing its government support for business workshop to Newcastle tomorrow as part of a national tour. Terry McStea, design consultant from Design Network North, said: “The workshop presents rare opportunity for companies to hear about the latest support on offer from a whole range of government agencies under one roof.
“For innovative companies with an appetite to grow, this is a not-to-miss event that will provide real insight into how to stay competitive and develop new business in today’s challenging trading conditions.”
Experts from the Technology Strategy Board, HM Revenue and Customs, the Intellectual Property Office, Design Council and BIS will highlight the support available to develop, protect and commercialise new ideas.
Mike Addison, chair of Design Network North and newly appointed business support manager at Newcastle Science City, will focus on the importance of innovation and will provide an insight into his own experience during his career with Procter & Gamble.
The workshop is to be held at the Business and IP Centre, Newcastle City Library, from 9.15am to 2.45pm. For more information and to register visit www.newcastlesciencecity.com