North Tyneside Business Forum is the lead support organisation for the business community in North Tyneside. We encourage economic growth, employment, sustainability and corporate responsibility.
Established for nearly 10 years North Tyneside Business Forum was formed to create a supportive network for businesses in North Tyneside and ensure local business is well connected and represented. We support any business with a trading address in North Tyneside and membership is free for businesses in the borough.
Working with other groups to ensure a business voice is heard
As a member of the Business Forum, you can make your voice and business ideas heard by key decision makers in the business community.
We work closely with the local Chambers of Trade and Commence as well as the North East England Chamber of Commerce.
Consultation on major issues
North Tyneside Business Forum is consulted on all major local issues in the borough, including emergency services provision, Council budgets, North of Tyne Combined Authority, education, employment, health care, the local area plan and transport.
The Chair and Management Group represent the views of members in the business community on key local, regional and, on occasion, national decision-making, including North Tyneside Council cabinet, strategic partnership, local and regional business groups, and education boards.
We aim to have an input on any issue that directly impacts the business community in North Tyneside and will, where appropriate, ask members or their input.
Helping the local business base to thrive
SMEs make up over 95% of the North Tyneside economy and it’s in everyone’s interest to help our local business base thrive.
We can put members straight to the heart of local business by accessing the most relevant support organisations.
Our training partner, The Business Factory, is here to encourage residents to explore self-employment, and provides support for growing SMEs.
The North Tyneside Business Forum provides a one-stop-shop for members – ask us any business-related questions you have, and we’ll point you in the direction of the perfect support for you.
Communicating with members
Using social media channels and our own regular newsletter, we communicate directly with you, our members. We also host events on topics requested by businesses in the borough, providing excellent networking opportunities with key decision makers and other businesses.
So, whether you’re looking for advice, new premises, funding information, or just a chat with a like-minded colleague from the local business community.
North Tyneside Business Forum can make the link and get you the support you need.
Give us a call on 0191 643 6000 or sign up to be a member