Business Growth Pipeline

business growth pipeline

The Key to Unlocking Potential

Generator are pleased to announce the next round of the Business Growth Pipeline – the business support package for the creative and digital sector.

The Business Growth Pipeline is Generator’s bespoke service, developed to provide ambitious North East based SMEs with the right conditions to achieve:

  • Full Growth Potential
  • Increased Turnover
  • Expanded Workforce

The support provided through the Business Growth Pipeline is individually tailored to your business, providing each with the essential support required to grow, in line with the NELEP’s economic ambition of ‘more and better jobs’.

Clients are provided with a diagnostic on entering the pipeline from where they are matched with appropriate industry experts who will take on an ‘Interim Director’ role over a 12-month period, working on specific, agreed areas of the business, providing expert guidance and strategic advice in the boardroom.

pipeline process

Areas of support may include Finance, Sales, Marketing or Investment and will be complemented by access to a sector specific mentor bank providing additional support.

This model is based on a successful pilot which is now in it’s second full iteration.

All beneficiaries of the Business Growth pilot scheme reported an increase in turnover and a number now employ full time Finance Directors after seeing first-hand, the value the role brought to the firm.

Due to Generator’s ERDF supported ‘Digital Futures’ programme we can offer a limited number of creative/digital SMEs based in the North East of England* the opportunity to take advantage of this highly valued package FREE of charge.

*County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear.

To register your interest in the Business Growth Pipeline fill out the form below.

Your Name

Business name


 Male Female

Date of Birth

Address line 1

Address line 2


Your Email


Date trading started

How many people does your company employ?

What is your current turnover?

How would you best describe the activities of your company?

What is your company's reliance on Data/IT?
 Low High

How would you rate your High Growth Potential?

 Possible Likely Unlikely

The next programme is due to commence early in 2017 and last for 12 months (details below).

Applications Open 06/02/17
Applications Deadline 20/02/17
Scoring / Assessment 24/02/17
Shortlisting 06/03/17
Business Growth Pipeline Starts 20/03/17
Conclusion 16/03/18

Case Study: Gospelware

One of the region’s leading software companies, Gospelware – who are on course for a record year of growth – successfully completed Generator’s 6 month Business Growth Pipeline pilot, and were delighted by the results. The pilot programme resulted in Gospelware being able to employ their own full-time Financial Director.

Managing Director, Ryan Davies, said: “The support we received from Generator from our interim Financial Director was fantastic – it really helped us align our financial goals around monthly output and helped us with process for reviewing. Our interim Financial Director was a great guy to work with, providing us with a wealth of knowledge and experience.”

Left to Right: Michael Dunn (Gospelware Commercial Director), Ryan Davies (Gospelware Managing Director), Lizzie Withington, Gospelware COO, Jonny Gray (Generator Business Support Programme Manager)

Left to Right: Michael Dunn (Gospelware Commercial Director), Ryan Davies (Gospelware Managing Director), Lizzie Withington, Gospelware COO, Jonny Gray (Generator Business Support Programme Manager)