Supply Chain North East works with businesses who want to diversify, broaden their customer base and unlock new market opportunities*
To check if you are eligible to take part in the programme, please complete our eligibility form here and we will endeavour to respond within 48 hours.
*To be able to receive support from the Supply Chain North East programme, you need to:
Be based in the North East LEP area (Sunderland, Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland)
Have less than 250 employees
By working with individual business leaders and their teams, our advisors and market specialists are here to help you build on your core competencies, understand improvement needs and identify suitable opportunities in new and existing markets.
Delivering an opportunity review, Supply Chain North East will also help you make the most of new technology, to drive productivity and innovation in new products and services.
Key services of Supply Chain North East will be to provide:
Access to market specialists – Industry insight and sector knowledge on UK and international supply chains
Sales & marketing support – refining your marketing strategy and grow the value of existing customers
Operational improvement plans – A GAP analysis and action plan to help you set improvement goals
Support with digital transformation – Understanding how technology can drive competitiveness, profitability and innovation
Knowledge on accreditations and compliance – help with achieving standards required by markets, supply chains and customers
Support developing talent – wrap around series of workshops and best practice visits
As a programme participant you will gain access to free, tailored events to help you with your current business needs. You will also have the opportunity to attend a limited number of NEPIC events and network with companies from the chemical, pharmaceutical and process industries within the region.
UPCOMING EVENTS 2023
We are running a number of of online ‘lunch and learn’ and ‘breakfast bite’ workshop sessions with thought leaders from across the North East. These cover a wide range of People topics including; mental health, wellness at work, menopause, return to work, equality & diversity, neuro diversity, occupational psychology and much, much more!
View the list of events below and book via the relevant Eventbrite page.
These FREE sessions, in partnership with Northumbria University, are open to NEPIC Members and Supply Chain North East participants, with no limit on the number of sessions that can be booked.
Breakfast Bite – Mindful Leadership Workshop | 31 March, 09.30 – 10.30 | Book here
Lunch & Learn – The great resignation and the great regret | 31 March, 12.00 – 13.00 | Book here
Lunch & Learn – Accessibility and EDI in Web Design | 4 April, 12.00 – 13.00 | Book here
Breakfast Bite – People Process Profit | 14 April, 09.30 – 10.30 | Book here
Lunch & Learn – Feeding the Mind: Why your 2nd brain matters | 18 April, 12.00 – 13.00 | Book here
Lunch & Learn – Financial Planning is Self-Care | 19 April, 12.00 – 13.00 | Book here
Lunch & Learn – Wellness in the Workplace | 20 April, 11.30 – 12.30 | Book here
Breakfast Bite: Balancing Career & Parenthood – How to Maximise Returns | 21 April, 09.30 – 10.30 | Book here
Lunch & Learn: UX Design – The People Approach | 21 April, 12.00 – 13.00 | Book here
Lunch & Learn: Recruiting Neurodiverse Teams | 26 April, 12.00 – 13.00 | Book here
Breakfast Bite: Using Rugby Coaching Tactics to Improve Team Performance | 28 April 09.30 – 10.30 | Book here
Lunch & Learn: Resilience Workshop | 3 May, 12.00 – 13.00 | Book here
Workshop: Climate Connections – Sustainable Wellbeing in the Workplace | 4 May, 12.00 – 13.00 | Book here
Breakfast Bite: Climate Connections – Sustainable Wellbeing in the Workplace | 5 May, 09.30 – 10.30 | Book here
Lunch & Learn: Leaders Look Up – Why Technology can be Great for Profit | 10 May, 12.00 – 13.00 | Book here
About Supply Chain North East
Supply Chain North East brings together four key partners to work with over 800 businesses through to 2021, supporting them to identify opportunities in new and existing markets. An integral part of the North East Strategic Economic Plan, that has a vision to create 100,000 more and better jobs between 2014 and 2024. , Supply Chain North East is delivered across the region by RTC North, Generator, North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC).
Supply Chain North East is a multimillion programme aimed at revolutionising the way SMEs diversify their offering and embrace new markets. The programme has received more than £3m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund, which is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.