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New business support platform, the North East Growth Hub (www.northeastgrowthhub.co.uk), has unveiled one of the most comprehensive business event listings for the region as part of a raft of new features.

Developed by the North East LEP, in partnership with Escher Group, the new events feed adds to the growing list of resources available to the North East business community via the new platform.

Visitors to www.northeastgrowthhub.co.uk can now access the very latest business news, details of business-to-business events across the North East and talk direct to the National Business Support helpline via an online webchat.

The new features follow months of discussion with the North East business community about how to shape and develop the North East Growth Hub that when finished, will be the go-to resource for North East companies looking for information and advice on business support and finance.

Colin Bell, Growth Hub Project Manager, said: “It’s very exciting to be able to launch new features of the North East Growth Hub, especially now we’re in close consultation with North East businesses.

“We’re already hard at work on the next phase of development that will introduce a Knowledge Centre; a place for businesses to access information and guidance on everything from funding and finance to business improvement.

“We’re also developing Growth Hub Communities, a new area of www.northeastgrowthhub.co.uk for business people to share advice, knowledge and guidance on specific topics.”

Businesses across the North East are being invited to add their events to the North East Growth Hub by visiting www.northeastgrowthhub.co.uk/add-your-event

Companies can also sign-up to contribute to the ongoing content and feature development of the North East Growth Hub by visiting negrowthhub.co.uk/register-your-interest

Bob Paton, chief executive of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The measure of success for the North East Growth Hub will be its engagement with the business community.

“We all know the North East is a great place to do business; we’re collaborative, supportive and actively encourage new talent.

“The North East Growth Hub is somewhere businesses can share knowledge and experience to support economic development in the region. Collectively, we can create more and better jobs for the North East.”

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