Useful Links

Reciprocal links are offered for advice and information only and do not indicate endorsement by either party.

ACAS – This site has lots of useful information relating to work and employment.  ACAS also offer courses and employment templates as well as support with dispute resolution and a helpline for general information

National Business Register – Check if your proposed company name, domain name or trade name have already been registered.  The site also provides a registration service (fees apply)

North Shields Chamber of Trade and Commerce – If your based is or will be based in North Shields, consider joining the local chamber of trade for support and networking opportunities

The Growth Hub – The North East Growth Hub brings all of the information that a small business, just starting up or looking to expand and grow, would need together in one.

Gov.uk/Business – The UK Government’s portal of information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including help if you’re self employed or a sole trader. Includes links to important sites such as Trading Standards, HMRC and Companies House

National Enterprise Network  – If you’re outside of North Tyneside and want help, you can find details of your local enterprise agency here

North Tyneside Council – For all information about public services in North Tyneside

Tyne Metropolitan College – North Tyneside’s college provides a range of courses and qualifications

Invest North Tyneside – Offers advice on all matters relating to business investment in the borough. Companies can tap into a broad range of support from property searches and bespoke research on the region to providing advice on access to funding.

NBSL – An Enterprise Agency helping people to start their own business and support existing businesses to grow and develop.

Pensions Regulator – Information & guidance on work-based DB & DC schemes plus new pension rules & auto enrolment

Whitley Bay Chamber of Trade – If your based is or will be based in Whitley Bay, consider joining the local chamber of trade for support and networking opportunities

Learndirect – provides online learning to help you obtain knowledge and qualifications

NEPIC – A membership organisation working to grow the chemical-using industries, businesses and associated supply chain in the North East of England.

TEDCO – TEDCO are the delivers of The Business Factory’s start-up programme and their team of business advisors are here for you every step of the way. Services includes business advice, business training and mentoring.

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