Funding to deliver better management in your Tees Valley business

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Tees Valley firms are being offered the chance to supercharge their management effectiveness.

NBSL’s Tees Valley Business Compass Leadership and Management Fund is available to SMEs with a desire to grow but who require help with their management know-how, processes or systems.

One company benefiting from the fund is Hartlepool chartered accountants and business advisers, Waltons Clark Whitehill.

The firm completed two coaching workshops that helped build awareness of different styles of management, including a coaching culture.

“The NBSL process has been very smooth and enjoyable, and the coaching sessions have allowed us to take the time to think about how we can use a coaching culture internally to develop our team, and improve our communication skills, with a goal of creating an advisory firm for the future,” said managing partner Heather O’Driscoll.

As a result of the sessions, an action plan has been put in place to improve key areas in the management process to make the business more efficient and effective, and to look at how we can streamline our current services, allowing us to expand our advisory services.

NBSL, which has been helping people start and grow businesses across the North East for over 18 years, launched the programme specifically for Tees Valley SMEs.

Up to 40% funding towards a project costing between £2,500 and £5,000 is available for approved projects, with support available from dedicated project managers.

The Business Compass Leadership and Management Programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by NBSL. For more information, visit



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