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Business support

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

John Angus or Vanessa Murphy
Telephone: (0191) 643 6406/6401

Skills and recruitment

Barbara Wilkinson
Phone: 07970 600692

Business support and finance

Download our guide to business support and finance below.

Town Centre business support

Download our Town Centre business support brochure below.

Related documents

North Tyneside Business Forum

The North Tyneside Business Forum is all about bringing businesses together in a vibrant and supportive environment to share ideas and experiences. Our purpose is to offer free help and advice to the business community of North Tyneside, particularly the small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

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.

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