A catalyst for growth, prosperity and job creation, supporting businesses to create a stronger national economy.
Ngage are a business-led, not-for-profit economic development company which specialises in delivering targeted programmes of support to businesses across the UK.
We provide grant-funded projects, business advice, and networking opportunities and have a particular expertise in leveraging match-funded investment to support sustainable economic growth and improved commercial performance. Ngage works as a partner organisation to local and national government, the private and charitable sectors, universities and Local Enterprise Partnerships adding value to the core business advisory, triage, signposting and brokerage work of Growth Hubs.
Our flagship projects include:
Building successful partnerships which add capacity and knowledge is in our DNA. After all, economic development is inherently a multi-agency approach bringing funders, local delivery partners, subject experts and beneficiaries together to deliver growth and opportunity. At Ngage, we embody this spirit of collaboration, drawing from our connections in industry, academia and government, to deliver on both local priorities and national goals.
As experienced project managers, we work hard to ensure each initiative is delivered on time, on budget and on target. Because we work in many regions across the UK, we can share best practice methodologies with all of our clients. Of course, circumstances evolve - new funding streams become available, political priorities change, local opportunities emerge so Ngage is configured to be agile, flexible and capable of scaling up quickly.
We also understand that the world is changing. Economies need to be greener, more tech-savvy and more inclusive. Passionate about these issues, we stand ready to work with you to find solutions to the challenges ahead.
Combining all the pieces of the economic development jigsaw requires a multi-agency approach to partnership. This results in better decision-making, clearer local strategies, and stronger results. The majority of our project income is won in open tender and derives from the public funds, whether directly from a government department or via other publicly-funded agencies. Entrusted as we are to deliver with diligence and transparency, we recognise that building more productive local economies is a real team effort. Here are just some of the organisations we work with.
Working hand-in-glove with our key project partners, we add value to the core business support offer of regional LEPs and their Growth Hubs. We deliver management advice, fund sourcing, project delivery and marketing campaigns.
Partners and funders include:
Buckinghamshire LEP and Buckinghamshire Business First, Oxfordshire LEP and Growth Hub (OXLEP), South East Midlands LEP and Growth Hub (SEMLEP), Hertfordshire LEP and Growth Hub, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP and Business Growth Hub, Black Country LEP and Growth Hub.
We work with all tiers of local government from unitary authorities to county, district and borough councils both as funders and delivery partners.
Partners and funders include:
Buckinghamshire County Council, Milton Keynes Council, Oxfordshire County and City Councils, Northamptonshire County Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Bedfordshire County Council, Cherwell District Council, South Oxfordshire District Council, West Oxfordshire District, Council Vale of White Horse District Council, Reading Borough Council, Wokingham Borough Council, Windsor & Maidenhead Borough Council.
We partner with thought-leaders across the academic and vocational training sector to develop programmes which support leadership and management, research and innovation and prepare the next generation for the future of work.
Cranfield University Business School, Oxford Brookes University, University of Portsmouth, Warwick University, University of Buckingham, Bucks New University Centre of Excellence for Telehealth and Assisted Living (CETAL), Activate Learning, Bucks College Group and Buckinghamshire UTC
Charities play a valuable role in funding business support, sustainability and skills to their network of beneficiaries and stakeholders, as well as providing on the ground expertise during project delivery.
Esme Fairburn Foundation, Mind, The Prince’s Trust, The Fredericks Foundation, Bucks Vision, Action 4 Youth, The Clare Foundation, Community Impact Bucks, Buckinghamshire Community Foundation, Aylesbury Vale Advantage, RESTORE MK & Bucks, Sport MK, East Oxford Action, Talk Back, Wycombe Homeless, Heart of Bucks.
Government departments set the economic agenda, determine national priorities, and provide the funding needed to support local development initiatives and strategies.
Partners and funders include:
Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), Cabinet Office, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Department for Work & Pensions (DWP), The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Department for Culture Media & Sport (DCMS), European Union (EU).
At Ngage, we are committed to providing outstanding service to our customers, suppliers and funders and creating a rewarding and enjoyable work environment for our employees. Walking the talk on corporate social responsibility and doing the hard yards to achieve best-in-class business accreditations reflects our ongoing desire for continuous improvement. When we engage with businesses, we choose to act as a role model ourselves.
So whether it’s ensuring we’re cyber secure; signing up to the prompt payment code; committing to being a Living Wage Employer, or making a Climate Commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, we’re determined to uphold the highest standards. Our talented workforce are also encouraged to keep upskilling and improving their professional skills.