A supportive network for businesses in North Tyneside to ensure local business is well connected and represented.
North Tyneside Business Forum is one of the largest support organisations for businesses in the North East.
Established for nearly 10 years the 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.
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 business support services and organisations.
The Forum provides guidance for local businesses through a range of member benefits, opportunities and networking events.
We provide a link between education, including apprenticeship providers, and the third sector to support businesses maintain Corporate Social Responsibility.
The North Tyneside Business Forum is supported by but not run by North Tyneside Council. The Council offer enormous support to the Forum and regular meetings are held between the Council, and the Chair.
Ensure your voice and business ideas are heard by key decision makers in business support services, the local authority and more.
We attend the regular Town Centre Task Group and work closely with the local Chambers of Trade in Wallsend, North Shields and Whitley Bay.
We represent the views of members on key local and regional decision-making groups including North Tyneside Council cabinet, strategic partnership, local and regional business groups, and education boards.
We are 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.
We’ll help you find support and networking opportunities by running events and encouraging collaborative working with other businesses in the area.
If you’re not yet a member, you can sign up here.