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November’s North Tyneside Business Forum Radio Show

November’s North Tyneside Business Forum Radio Show

November’s North Tyneside Business Forum Radio Show is here!


Every four weeks Keith Newman hosts the show with Chair Karen Goldfinch, Amy Farrell and Rachel Laffey to talk about hot topics, events and share interviews we’ve had with our members throughout the month.  It is always a good opportunity to hear what’s been going on in our business community and what local businesses are up to.

The good news is there are daily re-runs of the show so don’t worry if you missed us, see times below and you can tune in online here:  Home – Radio Northumberland  


  • Sunday 9am 
  • Monday 3pm
  • Tuesday midday
  • Wednesday 2pm
  • Thursday 3pm
  • Friday 3pm
  • Saturday 3pm




Featured Member Interviews this month…



Omni Café is a family-run licensed café situated in leafy Monkseaton, a mile from the beautiful and bracing North East coast. Over the seven years they’ve been open they’ve built a reputation for a warm welcome, easy ambience and good-natured, attentive staff – and of course, their food. The food speaks for itself.

Website: OMNI (omnicafe.co.uk)

Facebook: OMNI cafe | Whitley Bay | Facebook 

Business Directory: Omni Cafe


Blowin a Hooley Theatre company

Blowin’​ A Hooley is an award-winning theatre company dedicated to improving access to theatre, particularly for North East audiences and artists. The company specialises in touring high-quality theatre performances to non-theatre community venues and bringing new audiences to theatre. Blowin’​ A Hooley is also committed to providing professional opportunities to performers and creative artists in the region.

Website:Theatre Company | Blowin’ a Hooley Theatre | Uk

Facebook: Blowin’ A Hooley Theatre | Facebook

Business Directory: Blowin’ a Hooley


T3 Security

T3 Security is the leading North-East Security Company, offering tailor made protection for today’s world. Their ethos is simple – ‘Keep your business and your Clients Safe’. T3 Security achieve this through staff training, understanding your business and through years of experience in security provision. As times change, so do they. Constantly evolving their procedures to meet demands and providing the perfect solution. If you require a first-class security package for your business. Contact them for a free evaluation.

Some of the services they supply are Door supervision, Manned guarding, Retail Security, Security Investigations and Gatehouse security.  Services are tailored to suit any business model using the vast experience of our management team.

Website: North East Top Security Company | T3 Security

Facebook: (2) T3 Security Ltd | Newcastle upon Tyne | Facebook

Business Directory: T3 Security 


CK Cycles

At CK Cycles have everything you need to keep your cycle in the best condition.  Whether it’s for speed, dirt or adventure, we have you covered with our ‘While You Wait’ servicing and repairs for your cycle.

Website: CK Cycles | Bike repairs, servicing and sales (ckcyclesltd.co.uk)

Facebook: CK Cycles | North Shields | Facebook

Business Directory: CK Cycles


Dockspec Marines

DOCKSPEC Marine delivers turn-key consulting and project management support services in the Shipyard, Maritime (commercial and private), Renewables and Offshore sectors.  Headquartered in North Tyneside, UK; DOCKSPEC Marine is a specialised and globally focused consultancy offering a wide range of standard and bespoke services to Rig & Ship Owners, Operators, Managers and other maritime interested parties. With our international footprint of Global Alliance Colleagues, we aim to deliver to our clients, cost efficient, timely and quality services at an unparalleled standard.

Website: Dockspec – Consulting Marine Engineers

Facebook:Dockspec Marine Ltd | Newcastle upon Tyne | Facebook

Business Directory: DockSpec Marines


Mind stars

Mindstars believe NO child should have to reach a mental health crisis before they have access to help and support.   Mindstars support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people, together with their parents and guardians, delivering a full family approach.  With their professional and qualified team, they offer a range of vital wellbeing activities, support and advice, to remove the barriers that poor mental health brings.


Lisa McNee English Tuition

One-to-one, online, bespoke lessons with an experienced English teacher.

With over twenty years of classroom experience Lisa McNee English Tuition supports students to build their confidence; boost progress and develop communication skills for life.

Website: https://www.lisamcneeenglishtuition.co.uk/

Facebook: Lisa McNee English Tuition | Whitley Bay | Facebook

Business Directory: Lisa McNee English


Malton & Co

Nearly all organisations are facing uncertain and challenging times.  Malton & Co offers 3 effective ways to help chart and safely navigate you and your organisation, focusing on your goals and ambitions.

Website: Malton & Co – Business Consultancy (maltonandco.co.uk)

Business Directory: Lighthouse Business Consultancy


Be on our next show?

If you’d like to be interviewed as part of our next show, then please e-mail us at [email protected] and Rachel or Keith will be in touch!



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