HSBC UK has partnered with NorthInvest to support digital and tech start-up businesses across the North of England.
As part of the new partnership, and alongside the bank’s existing lending into established tech corporates, HSBC UK will use its connectivity and expertise both domestically and internationally to add value to NorthInvest start-ups, including how to sell into larger corporate businesses and on international trade.
Jamie McCullough, corporate relationship director for HSBC UK, West & North Yorkshire, said: “In recent years, the North has made significant steps in realising its ambition to lead as a digital and tech hub.
“We have seen clearly in both Leeds and Manchester that supporting innovative start-ups can benefit regional economies and create exciting solutions.
“NorthInvest provides a supportive network so that new businesses can fulfil their maximum potential and we’re pleased to be part of this equation.”
Helen Oldham, founding board director of NorthInvest, added: “We’re delighted to partner with HSBC UK and increase the expertise and business support available to our start-up community.
“With its global outlook, HSBC UK can offer a timely insight into opportunities for tech and digital start-ups in overseas markets and how best to access these, as well as offering valuable connections and advice for young companies.”