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Business Owners from North Tyneside Volunteer for Key Roles

Business Owners from North Tyneside Volunteer for Key Roles

Two dedicated business owners from North Tyneside have demonstrated their commitment to improving the local business landscape by volunteering for important roles within the North Tyneside Business Forum.  



Michael James, a resident and entrepreneur from North Shields, has been an active member of the management group for several years. He has now taken on the voluntary position of Interim Chair and eagerly anticipates the challenges that lie ahead. Michael’s professional expertise lies in NE1 Web Design, where he specialises in assisting businesses in boosting their lead generation through professional web design, development, and digital marketing services.


Sangeeta Chopra, who has served on the management team for just over two years, has stepped up as Interim Vice Chair. Sangeeta is the owner of Namaste – A Taste of India, located at the Royal Quays Independent and Outlet Centre. Originally focused on selling Indian food, spices, and ingredients, Sangeeta’s businesses’ recent move to larger premises, enabled her to diversify into Indian-based jewellery and fashion.


These new positions present a unique opportunity for both Michael and Sangeeta to support businesses of all sizes in North Tyneside and contribute to the strategic direction of the Forum by offering valuable advice and sharing their experiences with fellow members.


“We’ve recently reshaped the format of the management team as both our Chair and Vice Chair reached the end of their tenure after completing many years of sterling service. They will both be missed but this is an opportunity to move on by taking their legacy forward and putting our new ideas into action,” said Michael.


Sangeeta added, “I am honoured to serve the business community as Interim Vice Chair. I eagerly look forward to collaborating with businesses, both large and small, and hope that my experience in retail and business can benefit others.”


Supported by the North Tyneside Council, the North Tyneside Business Forum plays a vital role in fostering a vibrant and prosperous business community within the Borough. The Forum facilitates growth, innovation, and success for businesses across various sectors and sizes. It is run by a management group made up of members from various industry sectors in the Borough and gives support in the form of networking, events and signposting for growth and development. Membership is free and open to any business of any size with a trading address within North Tyneside.


The Business Forum is supported by, but not run by North Tyneside Council.


The Forum is FREE to join and is for any business with a trading address in North Tyneside.

E: [email protected]  www.northtynesidebusinessforum.org.uk

T:0191 643 6000


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Keith Newman [email protected]

07814 397951



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