From Startup to Success

27 June 2024, 09:30


The Pattern Shop, Newcastle

This exceptional, beautifully restored, venue is located right behind Newcastle Central Station. This historic site, where industrial pioneer Robert Stephenson built steam locomotives that revolutionised the railway industry, has been meticulously transformed over the past two years into a stunning, sustainable venue.

This unique setting now seamlessly blends historical significance with modern innovation, making it the perfect inspirational zone for businesses looking to shift from start-up to success. Join us at this iconic location and be part of a legacy that continues to shape the future.

Event Description

Unlock a day of transformative insights at our exclusive interactive seminar, designed for ambitious professionals eager to elevate their businesses. Engage with our exceptional line-up of local and regional business experts, who will share their wisdom and candid experiences through successful case studies, vibrant storytelling sessions, and compelling keynotes.

Immerse yourself in the heart of business innovation with frank, open discussions that challenge the status quo and inspire fresh thinking. This is more than just a seminar—it’s a launchpad for groundbreaking ideas and a hub for forging valuable connections.

You’ll leave with not only innovative strategies but also a network of new, influential contacts. These dynamic networking opportunities can propel your business to new heights. Don’t miss this chance to be part of an event that promises to inspire, educate, and connect.

Key details, highlights, and what attendees can expect

Highlights include:

  • Future business fitness trends presented by Britain’s best business speaker of 2024 Michael Jackson
  • Meet and engage in discussions with Kim Cattin (SB1 Group), Charlotte Staerk (The Handbag Clinic) and Phil Groom (PaddlePod) on the Start-Up Sofa
  • Learn the importance of resilience and unlock ways to develop this key ingredient for successful growth with expert Ruth Denwood
  • Network with people just like yourself, from growing businesses across the region
  • Browse the breakout zone and chat with organisations about products and services to support growing business

Don’t miss this chance to be inspired, to learn and to connect. Join us to spark your creativity and accelerate your business growth. Equip yourself with the tools and knowledge to thrive and lead in the ever-evolving business landscape.

You must meet the following eligibility criteria to attend this event. To check your eligbility, please register your interest and we will be in contact with you.

Eligibility Criteria

This event is aimed at businesses less than 2 years old. Any business less than 2 years old is eligible.

Business older than 2 years are still welcome to attend but need to be able to show potential growth of at least 10%.

Business must be based in:

  • Northumberland
  • North Tyneside
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Gateshead
  • or South Tyneside

The following sectors are not eligible for support:

  • Agriculture
  • Fishery and aquaculture
  • Banking
  • Insurance


This event forms part of the Scaleup North East programme, which is delivered by RTC North and funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
This project is part-funded by the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund through the North of Tyne Combined Authority and is now administered by the North East Combined Authority. The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit here.

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