Britain's Energy Coast Business Cluster (BECBC) members have sponsored the membership of TEG start-ups into BECBC this week.

Amentum, Cavendish Nuclear, Morgan Sindall, NSG, Costain, Arup, and Cyclife EDF have stepped up as sponsors for this initiative.

The sponsored businesses will also gain access to a curated tender portal and the ability to promote themselves through BECBC's website.

Jenny Brumby, the TEGretail Project Manager at The Entrepreneurs Group (TEG), expressed her gratitude, stating: "We would like to say a huge thank you to BECBC and sponsors for this fantastic opportunity of providing free memberships to some of the start-up businesses.

"The networking events are a great place to meet new people and find new collaborations.

"TEG has benefited hugely from the support given over the past three years and hopes to inspire more businesses to become a member"

The businesses that have been offered membership through this sponsorship programme include Eco-lure, an ethical clothing brand started by Rebecca Lyall; McCartney sustainable solutions, focusing on food waste recycling, led by Rachel McCartney; M&M Business support, run by Natalie Barker; and Proud and Diverse Cumbria, founded by Glen Anderson.

Dianne Richardson, the CEO of BECBC, said: "We are excited to see such wonderful engagement from our members through this form of sponsorship. "It can be very difficult for start-ups to join networking groups when budgets are tight.

"Personally, I am just so delighted to see that the cluster can facilitate this and trust it will encourage these small business owners and result in business for them, long-term.”