Talentheads boss Sam Spoors has urged businesses to come forward for recruitment advice, after gaining financial support from the North of Tyne Combined Authority.

Sam, the founder of Morpeth based strategic recruitment company Talentheads, worked with Business Northumberland to gain North of Tyne funds for the company’s digital strategy for 2021.

Talentheads is now working with the North of Tyne funded Northumberland Covid Business Response Programme (NCBRP) for a digital marketing campaign to the value of £500 on Google Ads.

NCBRP is a new service for businesses that have been adversely affected by Covid.

The Project is funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority and delivered by Advance Northumberland on behalf of Northumberland County Council and the Northumberland Business Hub.

Business owner Sam has over fifteen years’ experience in the field, working with businesses to help them grow through recruiting and retaining the very best talent for their company.

She said: “I’ve always loved working at a senior level and pushing businesses on, therefore for me supporting Business Owners was something I really wanted to get involved in.

“I’m hugely passionate about taking responsibility and adding value to a business’s talent strategy.

“If you need support to work through your businesses’ values, mission, and recruitment, get in touch.”

Talentheads was stablished during the pandemic in July last year.

Looking to make a success of the business, Sam thought about how Talentheads could grow and develop further. Hearing about Business Northumberland through a friend and fellow business owner who had already received support from the programme, Sam reached out.

Within three months of the business being born, Sam had registered Talentheads with Business Northumberland and got to work with the range of free workshops available through the programme.

Sam focused on subjects to support with the developing of her online presence, including content creation, managing website, email marketing and search engine optimisation (SEO).

Business Northumberland provides support to small and medium enterprises across the North East who are looking to sustain and grow their business online.

The fully funded support programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Advance Northumberland, so there is no cost to eligible businesses when accessing the support.

Talentheads is one of over 600 businesses registered to the programme which will now be running until 2023.

“The courses and sessions are genuinely amazing. They have kept me focused and allowed me to upskill. I feel I am a better Business Owner having come across the programmes support.”

“I have gained the support of a fantastic coach, consultancy advice on my digital offering and attended numerous fantastic events through Business Northumberland. Pretty much most of my business strategy for 2021 has come from courses and support I have received through this source.”

Sam’s business was supported by the North of Tyne Combined Authority

North of Tyne cabinet member for Economic Growth and Deputy Mayor of North Tyneside Council Cllr Bruce Pickard said: “We are absolutely committed to ensuring the North of Tyne not only recovers from the impacts of this dreadful virus but comes back even stronger and continues to be a great place to live, work and visit.

“That’s why we have a clear plan to aid recovery by providing funding and introducing new measures and initiatives to support businesses and residents who need help to get back on their feet.”

Cllr Bruce Pickard

North of Tyne cabinet member for Economic Growth and Deputy Mayor of North Tyneside Council Cllr Bruce Pickard

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About the COVID19 Capacity Fund

The Northumberland COVID19 Capacity Fund Project is funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority. Digital Advantage and Business Advantage are being delivered by Advance Northumberland on behalf of Northumberland County Council and the Northumberland Business Hub.  The Northumberland Business Hub was established by the County Council to support businesses through COVID19, and is at the heart of their plans for recovery.  

European Regional Development Fund

The project has received £691,881 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit