North East born marketing agency expanding after a successful year

NBSL Funding: Supporting North East businesses with their marketing grant funding

NBSL Funding: A marketing agency is expanding after attracting clients and helping to launch new brands during the Covid-19 pandemic with NBSL grant funding. 

Click Start Marketing was established in 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne before expanding business to the South of England in Salisbury.  

The last year has seen an increasing number of businesses investing in and maintaining their online presence.  

The surge in need for digital marketing support comes in the wake of the current pandemic. Click Start Marketing founder and digital marketeer, Danielle explained: 

“The pandemic has accelerated the online marketplace and the requirement for many businesses to move to a more digital way of operating. 

Many businesses have moved their marketing spend from online portals to their own websites and companies which had invested little or no money in physical marketing have had to shift their investments to digital advertising. 

But with algorithms constantly being updated and the length of time that is required to ensure a strong online presence more and more businesses are reaching out to freelancers and agencies for ongoing marketing support. 

We have been extremely fortunate to have been approached for some major new projects during the pandemic including North East based companies, Power and Grid specialists, TMS Grid, Hazardous specialists, NEP Services and recently established elevator business, Rise Elevator. 

Click Start Marketing has also taken on a major e-commerce project for Remtek Sytems in Manchester. The new arm of their business requires a fully functional e-commerce website for the company’s ergonomics products which are now in high demand with the increase of home working.  

Working with so many North East based businesses has been great and we want to support even more companies in creating, developing and maintaining their online brand with the latest round of NBSL funding.” 

One such client is Sunderland based ISO Certification Consultants, Compliant.  

Compliant Director, Mark Henderson said “We have been working with Click Start Marketing for over five years now and the results have been amazing. Danielle and the Click Start team developed and implemented a strategic sales and marketing plan that has seen Compliant’s turnover increase by 120%.  

We now have a strong regional brand that is operating on a national level and are helping a growing number of businesses to secure ISO certifications.” 

If you are an SME based in County Durham, Tyne & Wear or Northumberland you could receive up to 40% funding on your marketing or business development project with NBSL funding. 

NBSL has secured further investment from the European Regional Development Fund to extend this popular regional business support scheme to provide £1.6m of grants. 

The offer includes: 

  1. Up to 40% funding for projects costing between £2,500 and £8,000 for County Durham based businesses 
  1. Up to 35% funding for projects costing between £3,000 and £8,000 for Northumberland or Tyne & Wear businesses 

In addition, NBSL has just announced that applications are open for small and medium-sized businesses and social enterprises based in North Tyneside, Newcastle or Northumberland for innovation support. 

This new grant is offering a 50% contribution towards the cost of innovation projects totalling between £10,000 and £20,000 – with grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 available.  Grants can be used to rebuild business using innovation as a tool as recover from Covid.

The grant could cover costs towards external expertise to help deliver innovative solutions to the business or provide consultancy that helps the business enter new markets, including development of marketing strategies and/or digital development including the creation of NEW or enhanced websites.

Click Start are even offering support with the applications to help businesses get started. To find out more contact us at

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