We’re told time and time again that doing business with us is like working with the private sector – a real compliment in the business support arena. Below are just some of the companies we have worked with.


“I heard about the Business Support Team through a friend and I was really impressed by the support they were able to offer. Alongside RMT, Simon and his team helped us to make the right decisions on how to take the business forward. With its focus entirely on training, e-Quality Learning is on track to invoice out £250,000 this year and we’re forecasting £1 million in 2012.” 

Chris Quickfall, founder and managing director of e-Quality Learning

“My introduction to the Science City team was at a First Friday event and I knew that my solar energy company could really benefit from their experience. They supported the development of a marketing strategy for the business which helped connect me to regional networks and attract new customers. The company is now growing rapidly and as result I’ve taken on five new full time staff.”

Gerard Harrison, founder and managing director of Helios Eco Solutions Ltd

“After entering a Newcastle Science City business support competition I was selected to receive help to get my energy saving business idea off the ground. Alongside good old fashioned business advice and guidance, the team helped me to conduct a market study and write a business plan. We are now developing a prototype and hope to secure Proof of Concept funding in the near future.”

Tony Gair, founder of BMS Home Ltd

“I think the main thing with Newcastle Science City is that they understood our sector and the support we needed, as opposed to simply coming to us with funding. The Business Support Team helped us to obtain accreditation that was vital to the success of our odour control products, sourcing suitable laboratories and assisting with the cost. We have now launched successfully and we’re talking to some big name retail partners, which simply wouldn’t have been possible without the backing of Newcastle Science City.”

Victoria Browning, founder and managing director of 2Pure Products