A FLAGSHIP growth fund has reached a landmark in supporting North East business.
The Investment for Growth helps businesses by providing finance for development and growth projects.
A total of 300 firms have received a cash injection worth a total of more than £1.4million.
Tracey Watson, senior project manager, said the scheme had been a huge success, but stressed that further funding was on offer to businesses looking to expand.
In total, £4.9million has been made available to support North East businesses through the European Regional Development Fund-financed scheme.