As the economy begins to recover from the impact of COVID-19, Consult and Design stand ready to help your business or organisation.

The North East Growth Hub have launched the ‘SME restart and recovery fund’ — a £1.8m fund aimed to help businesses bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible SMEs in the area — businesses deemed to have been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic — will be able to apply for grants of between £1,000 and £3,000.

How Consult and Design can help

COVID-19 has accelerated the need for organisations to transform and respond to an unprecedented change in customer behaviour – with digital technology being one of the key enablers of such change.

Consult and Design has over 15 years of experience connecting SMEs and organisations with technology to transform the way in which people live and work.

Consult and Design can help your business address the complex challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis by helping you identify and realise opportunities to increase engagement, generate income and reduce inefficiency. This could include, but is not limited to:

  • Discovery workshops to produce a digital roadmap detailing how your business can continue to evolve moving forward
  • Improve your digital visibility and communications through the development of a new website or application
  • Increase business efficiency and streamline processes with a bespoke digital solution
  • Give your business a boost with the creation of a new brand identity

How to apply

For more information and to register your interest in ‘SME restart and recovery fund’, please visit the North East Growth Hub website.

If you’d like to discuss your digital needs and find out how Consult and Design can help you make the most of the available funding, please email or give us a call on +44 (0) 191 645 1111.

David van der Velde

David Van der Velde


David founded Consult and Design way back in 1999 when the internet was held together by string and sticky tape. He takes care of business development and making sure all the i's are dotted and t's crossed.

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