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Business is Ship Shape at Royal Quays Marina

Business is Ship Shape at Royal Quays Marina

The North Tyneside Business Forum, created a unique opportunity for local businesses to explore the bustling world of Royal Quays Marina. This exclusive visit was designed to showcase the workings of the busy marina and illustrate its importance to the local economy.


Around 15 enthusiastic business owners and entrepreneurs from the Borough embarked on a voyage of discovery behind-the-scenes at the marina hosted by manager Matt Simms and his team.

Michael James, Chair of the North Tyneside Business Forum, expressed his excitement about the visit, stating, “This experience was truly eye-opening for our members. It provided a unique opportunity for local businesses to witness the dynamic operations of Royal Quays Marina first hand. The customer service and expertise demonstrated by the marina’s team left us all feeling inspired and motivated.”

During the visit, the visitors were shown how the marina is able to move vessels in and out of the lock systems at all states of the tide, 24 hours per day, they heard about the history of the site and were given a detailed tour of the facilities.


The group met in The Lock Restaurant for a breakfast buffet before being warmly welcomed by manager Matt Simms.

“Royal Quays Marina, is a bustling hub for boating enthusiasts and maritime activities. With its strategic location close to the river mouth we play a vital role in the local community both for leisure craft and commercial users such as fishermen and other work boats. We offer a wide range of services, including moorings, boat repairs, leisure facilities, and a vibrant social scene, attracting visitors and businesses alike.”

He also highlighted the importance of meeting other businesses and sharing the economic benefits of having a large commercial operation on North Tyneside.

“We were thrilled to host the North Tyneside Business Forum and showcase Royal Quays Marina. It’s important for local businesses to understand the role our marina plays in the community and the opportunities it presents. We hope this visit will inspire collaborations and foster a stronger network among businesses in the area.”



The North Tyneside Business Forum which operates independently from North Tyneside Council, is run by a volunteer led Management Group representing diverse industry sectors within the Borough. It provides networking opportunities, events, and guidance for growth and development.

Membership to the North Tyneside Business Forum is free to any business registered in North Tyneside regardless of size.


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Keith Newman [email protected]

07814 397951



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