B2B North are regionally focussed specialists who help businesses find and win proposals, contracts and tenders, and secure places on supply chains and as subcontractors to larger businesses. Our hands-on support and training has helped businesses across the region secure over £380m in new work. We work extensively across every sector and size of business – helping start-ups secure their first contract, through to helping established businesses win tenders that have transformed their business. We are leading specialists in accessing and winning public sector contracts, working closely with Council and other purchasing teams across the region, and in partnership with NEPO (the region’s Local Authority purchasing organisation) to provide workshops, training and hands-on advice to businesses wanting to understand and access their opportunities.

Who We Are

Garry Stone

Garry’s extensive director-level experience includes running the national building-repair network of the UK’s largest insurer, building a successful national building-repair consortium, and working alongside and within the widest range of SME’s in gaining access to corporate markets.

Since 2009 he has been dedicated to North East Business support as a Bids and Tender Specialist, successfully working with hundreds of businesses across the region through his acclaimed workshops and training, and as a hands-on bid and tender writer. In that time he has successfully secured contracts across every sector, including construction, transport and logistics, sport, leisure and facilities management, professional services, a wide range of social care, domiciliary and specialist care, Health services, offender & drug/alcohol rehabilitation, software, CCTV, catering, training, travel, offshore, highways, specialist products and ancillary

services, marketing and web, IT, specialist building surveys and maintenance, fire consultancy and training, and much more….

Mel Carr

Mel’s background includes running her own business, and working in sales, marketing and businesses development teams at senior level in construction and recruitment. Since 2010, her work as a dedicated business advice professional has enabled her to work alongside hundreds of businesses across every sectors, including delivering hands-on tender and procurement advice on behalf of North Tyneside and Newcastle Councils, and full range of expert growth support for local businesses. Mel has won millions of pounds in contract and tenders for local businesses, including start-ups, helping family-run firms secure life-changing contracts, and not-for-profit organisations retain crucial contracts.

Working with us

We offer direct, expert advice on any aspect and finding and winning new business: a friendly chat on the phone, reviewing some of your previous proposals or tenders, advising on your best route to grow your business, mentoring you and your team, and full hands-on bid and tender writing. We have extensive knowledge and understanding of how and why businesses win work, what makes a winning proposal or tender, and have wide-ranging knowledge and contacts across many markets to help businesses understand their best way forward. We are keen to share what we have and know to help secure growth, success and jobs for every local business.


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