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Business start-up

The Business Factory can help you to explore your abilities and look at the reality of starting a business.

Our team of advisers can work with you free of charge to build skills, provide expert knowledge to enable you to start a business. Services offered by the Business Factory include:

  • guidance with your business plan
  • help to find ideas and support to turn your passions, interests and skills into a business
  • business ideas - there are hundreds listed on The Business Factory website

Whatever stage you are at with your business idea, from just thinking about it, to being ready to start, our advisers will help.

Telephone: (0191) 605 3110 

Visit the Business Factory website.

Advice and financial assistance

North Tyneside Council's Business and Enterprise Team is committed to delivering a comprehensive programme to support your business. We offer business start-up advice, recruitment and training support, financial guidance and assistance with locating premises.

All business people, regardless of how much experience you have, benefit from someone to talk to about general business issues. If you are looking to expand or need advice on how to grow, we can help you achieve your objectives. We will listen to you and offer advice on issues such as how to access finance, employment issues and marketing.

For further information please contact us.

General advice

Vanessa Murphy
Telephone: (0191) 643 6406/6401

Town Centre business support

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North Tyneside Business Forum

North Tyneside Business Forum is the lead support organisation for the business community in North Tyneside; encouraging economic growth, employment, sustainability and corporate responsibility. Here to create a supportive network for businesses in North Tyneside and ensure local business is well connected and represented.

The Business Forum is managed by a group of local business people from across all sectors that have the needs of the local business community at heart. It's our committed aim to support all North Tyneside companies from the very smallest micro-business to the largest.

Visit the Business Forum website.

Brexit Preparation for Businesses

The UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) in June 2016. Article 50 was invoked and the formal exit is scheduled to take place on 29 March 2019. Negotiations are underway with numerous potential options including a hard exit, a soft exit or no deal.

Many businesses have not started planning for Brexit due to the confusion and lack of certainty to date. Businesses may need to implement new procedures with the following activities most likely to be affected:

  • Importing goods
  • Exporting goods
  • Selling to customers who export
  • Sending staff to the EU to do business
  • Employing EU staff

The North East Growth Hub has prepared a series of guides, documents and information in order to prepare businesses for Brexit which can be accessed using the following link:

For further assistance and advice, please contact a member of our Business Team:

Vanessa Murphy
Mob: 0777 9303805

David Cunningham