Business Support, Mentoring & Training: Supporting new and existing businesses in the North East

Who we are?

Bishop Auckland College offers a comprehensive program of full-time, part-time, and flexible courses in a wide range of disciplines. Our Mentors and Training Advisors are on hand to assist with your needs.

Are you looking for support for your business?

Are you an SME and looking for support to help develop and grow your business? Here at Bishop Auckland College, we have expert staff on hand to offer free advice and support. Contact one of our helpful staff members at or 01388 443000.

How does it work?

Upon receiving your information, you will be put in contact with one of our industry-leading Mentors and Advisors. Our job will be to conduct an initial assessment looking at the needs for each specific business, from this, we will then arrange a meeting, where we will discuss a program of bespoke mentoring and/or training.

Our visits will be conducted remotely or in your place of business. All our training can be conducted remotely through flexible learning or in-house at our Bishop Auckland Campus. Working with us will provide your SME access to:


We consider all businesses and charities that have less than 250 employees

Your business is located within Newcastle Upon-Tyne, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead & County Durham (Excluding Darlington).

New or Existing Businesses or Charities

Small & Medium-sized Enterprises

Fill out the form here

European Social Fund

We are funded by the European Social Fund, enabling us to work with SME’s in the North East. Our project is here to boost the adaptability of workers with new skills, and enterprises with new ways of working. Within this project, we are working closely with organisations to provide opportunities for additional skills and enhancing businesses’ ways of working by providing insight into the running of a successful business.

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Bishop Auckland College,

Woodhouse Lane,

Bishop Auckland

County Durham DL14 6JZ

Phone 01388 443000 (Ask for Business Development Team)