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BIPC North East invests support in Truenorth's growth, further empowering North East engineering and manufacturing

The Business and Intellectual Property Centre North East (BIPC North East) is thrilled to announce the award of a Citylife Business Support Grant, supporting Truenorth, a prominent marketing consultancy specialising in the North East engineering and manufacturing industry. This award facilitated through Newcastle City Council’s Citylife Business Support Programme, underscores BIPC North East's commitment to fostering growth and innovation within the regional business landscape.


Truenorth, headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, provides marketing solutions tailored specifically for the engineering and manufacturing industry, earning trust as a reliable partner for regional businesses. The support provided by BIPC North East's CityLife programme will empower Truenorth to further expand its already successful operations, recruit additional talent, and better serve its clients while staying ahead of evolving industry demands.


BIPC North East, as part of the National BIPC Network, was the first regional Centre to provide services to the north east business community. Through their Experts in Residence programme, eligible Newcastle-based businesses can access up to 12 hours of fully funded support via the Citylife Grant. This support for Truenorth has opened doors to invaluable SME growth expertise through Tracy Clarkson of Lark Partners.


Rachel Skeoch, Founder and Director of Truenorth commented, “We are profoundly thankful for the support from BIPC North East and Newcastle City Council. This investment not only affirms our dedication to delivering exceptional marketing services but also strengthens our resolve to play a pivotal role in the advancement of the regional engineering and manufacturing sector on a national scale.”


Tracy Clarkson of LARK Partners commented, “Truenorth has an exceptional business model that since early inception, has grown at a significant rate. By providing one to one support, working closely with Rachel and the team is providing an opportunity to look more carefully at how and where further growth could be executed to benefit the long-term success of Truenorth.”


BIPC North East’s support for Truenorth signifies a shared commitment to fuelling growth and innovation within the local engineering and manufacturing sector, ultimately contributing to the region's economic prosperity.


Sarah Turnbull, Economic Development Officer at Newcastle City Council commented, "We’ve been pleased to be able to provide support via our Citylife Business Support Grant and expertise from one of our Experts in Residence, Tracy Clarkson to help accelerate the growth of Truenorth. This underscores our unwavering commitment to supporting businesses that are driving economic growth in the North East and exemplifies our dedication to empowering regional innovation and development."


The Citylife Business Support Grant is available to businesses located in Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland, funded by UK Shared Prosperity Fund and supported by North of Tyne Combined Authority plus Newcastle, Gateshead, and Sunderland Councils’.


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