Fund Your Business

Securing capital investment and funding can be make or break for a new enterprise. TEDCO can help you to unlock a range of funding sources to scale up your business fast.

As the key delivery partner for Virgin StartUp in the North East, we have helped over 300 new businesses access £4.2 million in low cost business loans over the past five years.

Virgin Start-up Loans are low-interest loans, which require applicants to provide a detailed business plan and outline when, where and how they intend to allocate funding.

Since the programme first began in 2013, we have seen hundreds of businesses go from strength to strength following receipt of a Virgin StartUp loan. Many of those businesses go on to receive invaluable additional exposure through the wider Virgin network.

“I applied for the maximum sum of £25,000 for my business, Seaweed & Co., in order to invest in equipment that would help to revolutionise our production process and, as a result, the scalability and quality of product we sell. TEDCO made applying for the Virgin Start-up Loan simple, straightforward and reassuring – thanks in large part to the advice and support I received from my business advisor”

Dr Craig Rose, Seaweed & Co.

The international reach of the Virgin brand and that of its entrepreneurial founder, Sir Richard Branson, has repeatedly benefited TEDCO businesses over the past five years. From showcase events with Branson himself to a large-scale Q&A panel session allowing the Virgin boss to engage with local businesses more directly, Virgin StartUp have been ever present supporters of our new business landscape.

Ready to apply for a virgin startup loan?

Virgin Start-up Loans can be accessed in conjunction with the Start & Grow programme, enabling businesses to more rapidly expand and even take on staff from day 1.

Virgin Startup Business Plan Advice

Alternative funding sources:


TEDCO Business Support Ltd. is working together with Cavendish Enterprise to help startup and growing businesses via a partnership with Crowdfunder to offer bespoke crowdfunding advice and support to businesses across the UK.

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Funding Circle

Whether you are looking to hire staff, move to bigger premises, boost cash flow or fund innovation, TEDCO can advise on how to take your business further with finance from Funding Circle.


Our Services


At TEDCO we successfully deliver a range of start-up support programmes designed to take ideas and turn them into successful enterprises and business start-ups in the region.

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One of TEDCO’s key objectives is to provide individuals and businesses with the ambition to expand, the advice and necessary tools to scale-up and grow their business.    

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As the key delivery partner for Virgin StartUp in the North East, we have helped over 300 new businesses access £4.2 million in low cost business loans over the past five years.

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What we offer

TEDCO offers one-on-one support provided by a dedicated team of business advisors and a range of pre start seminars available to clients who are taking the first steps into self-employment. This could be looking at an initial idea and developing it further, looking at how to start a business plan, business competitors, business marketing.

Are you eligible?

If you are looking to start and grow a business we’d love to hear from you. Our friendly team of experienced Business Advisors are on hand to take your call to discuss the support available.

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