27 Mar

Upstart Enterprise’s Impact report 2022

2021-2022 was all about growth and doing even more to give individual support to more service users in our community. We grew our business start-up programmes, giving harder to reach adults a chance to explore and for some to launch their businesses. We know that ‘one size doesn’t fit all’ and the need for additional […]

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13 Mar

Upstart Enterprise and Pendower Good Neighour Project win Home Group’s First Strawberry Soup

Our Vicki from Upstart and Ruth Taylor from Pendower Good Neighbour project are in the picture with Mark Henderson from Home Group One Strawberry Lane where we won their first Strawberry Soup pitching event on 1st March 2023. ‘Strawberry Soup’ is Home Group’s version of Detroit Soup. This was based on the idea that communities come […]

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6 Jan

New for 2023 – Skills Cafes in Kenton, Fawdon & West Gosforth

Thanks to recent Council Ward funding from Kenton and Fawdon/West Gosforth wards, Upstart Enterprise is running a weekly skills cafe for people looking for help with improving their CV, job applications, looking into the next steps for a new career or volunteering locally. The first skills cafe starts in Kenton on Thursday 26th January. Please […]

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13 Dec

Upstart award winners for achievement 2022

One thing we’ve learned at Upstart Enterprise is that ‘one size doesn’t fit all’ when it comes to supporting business owners at the start of their business journey’s. CLLD and Lottery funding enabled us to reach harder to reach people across Newcastle and deliver hands-on, personal support in their own communities. 65% of the start-ups […]

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18 Oct

Final Start-up and Jump-Start courses of the year in Kenton in November 2022

The final two Start-up and Jump-Start courses start in November. Please contact vicki@upstartenterprise.com or call 07872 618895 for more information and to book.

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18 Oct

Kenton Cresent Hut community event 25th October 2022

Upstart Enterprise is pleased to announce that we’re organising a community event at Kenton Crescent Hut on 25th October. Come and join us and tell us what you want to see at Kenton Crescent Hut – from what skills people need help with to group activities. Big thanks to Michael Offord Optometrist Bidfood UK Tesco […]

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24 Aug

Women’s empowerment group – Byker starts back in September

Our Women’s empowerment group at St Vincent’s in Byker starts back up on Friday’s in September with sessions on 9th, 16th and 30th of September. In July we were upcycling canvases for a few weeks and the group decided they wanted to sell these canvases to raise funds for more day trips for the women […]

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24 Aug

Got a good idea for a business or do you run a small business that needs a jump-start with your sales and marketing?

Upstart Enterprise are holding fully funded free business start up and grow programmes to support Kenton residents as well as residents in surrounding areas of Newcastle. You will attend a friendly group session with like-minded residents once a week for 2.5 hours at Kenton Library community room. The courses have been funded by North of […]

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25 Jul

TKS Pre-Loved Furniture CIC launches their business with the help of Upstart Enterprise

The Covid-19 pandemic and rise in living costs has pushed many households who were just making ends meet to the very edge. Access to good jobs, training and employment opportunities are key to the recovery period, but for some individuals, who are carers, parents or have disabilities themselves this is not always possible. Upstart Enterprise […]

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6 Jul

Sir Charles Parsons @ Walker Riverside bucket hats are on sale now

Are you going on holiday this summer? Fancy a new bucket hat? The young people from Sir Charles Parsons @ Walker Riverside have been busy designing and printing bucket hats to raise funds for extra curricular activities. Their final end of year party is Geordie themed so we had a competition to design a Geordie […]

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