The Northumberland Covid Business Response Programme (NCBRP) is a new service for SMEs who have been adversely affected by COVID-19. The Project is funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority and will be delivered by Advance Northumberland on behalf of Northumberland County Council and the Northumberland Business Hub.
The Northumberland Business Hub was established by Northumberland County Council to support businesses through COVID19, and is at the heart of their plans for recover.
We will be updating this page with information from the Northumbria Police Force Specialist Cyber Investigation Team to help keep you safe from cyber-scams and fraud.
Take Five is a national campaign offering straight-forward, impartial advice that helps prevent email, phone-based and online fraud – particularly where criminals impersonate trusted organisations. https://takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/
The NCSC have launched a Cyber Aware campaign to help the public tackle and protect themselves from the growing cyber threats we see reported on a daily basis. Included in this is a new suspicious email reporting service, helping the public to fight back against phishing. To find out more about this new service and for tips on the 6 most essential protective behaviours,
A fully-funded energy efficiency audit to help your business save energy and money Rising energy costs are a significant issue for businesses of all sizes, operating in all sectors. The Business Energy Saving Team (BEST) can provide your business with a fully-funded energy efficiency audit, designed to help you to identify ways that you can save energy in your day to day business operations, thereby saving you money and helping to reduce your carbon-footprint. We may even be able to provide you with a grant to help cover the costs of improvements. So, you’ll reduce your running costs and be doing your ‘bit’ for the environment too. BEST is a project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by local Councils, which aims to reduce energy use and costs in small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland and Sunderland. Our delivery partner Narec DE (www.narecde.co.uk) will identify energy efficiency improvements and will work with your business to develop a plan to achieve these savings. Maybe there are improvements to your building that could reduce your energy usage? Or you may need to replace inefficient machinery or simply adopt new practices, that will make a real difference to the amount of energy you use… You may also have the opportunity to apply for grant funding to help with the costs of implementing audit recommendations. Narec DE will help you with this, if required, and will aim to make the process of carrying out the energy audit as easy as possible, with the minimum disruption to your business operations.