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VisitBritain and VisitEngland Free Workshops


Visit Britain and Visit England are hosting two free workshops for businesses in the North East on 4th August. The morning session is about the Awards for Excellence and dealing with online reviews.

The afternoon session is around International Marketing and providing a first class international welcome with a case study on China.

Read more: VisitBritain and VisitEngland Free Workshops

Google's Digital Garage

Did you know businesses with a strong web presence grow more than twice as fast as those without?

You too can use the web to grow your business, your career or even just your confidence online. Google’s Digital Garage project has just opened a brand new hub in Newcastle. The North East Local Enterprise Partnership are delighted to be working with them to deliver free training and a one-to-one mentoring for businesses across the North East.

Read more: Google's Digital Garage

New Accreditation Scheme for Glamping Operators


VisitEngland have launched a new Quality Assessment Scheme for “glamping” operators.

The revamped ‘alternative accommodation’ scheme will provide an independent accreditation for the glamping sector to recognise excellence in the field. 

Read more: New Accreditation Scheme for Glamping Operators

North East England Tourism Awards 2016


The North East England Tourism Awards recognise and reward the very best of the tourism industry throughout the region. The awards ceremony is attended by those working in the tourism industry and the wider business community.

There are many ways for your business to get involved in this year's awards - from entering in one (or more!) of the fifteen categories, to sponsorship and advertising or donating a raffle prize.

Read more: North East England Tourism Awards 2016

It's in our nature

Our Spring/Summer marketing campaign ‘It’s in our nature’ is underway. 2016 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and is also VisitEngland’s ‘Year of the English Garden’ making it the perfect opportunity for us to shout about the beauty of Northumberland.

Get involved using our hashtag #ItsInOurNature

Read more: It's in our nature

Carbon Trust Launches Green Business Fund

The Carbon Trust has launched a new fund providing capital for smaller businesses (fewer than 250 employees) to replace old, energy inefficient equipment. The £7m fund has been made available to SMEs on a first come-first served basis, and will offer energy saving training, cost saving assessments, implementation advice, and capital support for the installation of energy efficiency equipment.

Read more: Carbon Trust Launches Green Business Fund

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