Business Supplement: SME Development

Small and medium size enterprises are the economy’s job-creators and will be at the heart of future growth in the North East

SME Development
SME Development

 

Small and medium size enterprises are the economy’s job-creators and will be at the heart of future growth in the North East. SMEs are quick to create jobs, taking advantage of opportunities and incentives, so it’s vital that they are nurtured to maintain a strong economy.

A recent report has found the North East's small and medium-sized (SME) business sector is booming with 39% of firms saying they feel ready to take on large competitors when bidding for contracts. The report also found that international expansion was on the agenda for 12% of North East SMEs while 27% will be focusing on diversifying their businesses by expanding their product and service offerings in the year ahead.

This supplement looks at support available to help companies expand and prosper.

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Journalists

David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer