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We love to find out more about what our members do; find out about business support services available; and most importantly find out why everyone loves North Tyneside as a place to business.

Could a grant help your business improve its energy efficiency?

Could a grant help your business improve its energy efficiency?

Rising energy costs are a significant issue for all businesses of all sizes, in all sectors. However, local council’s initiative, BEST (Business Energy Saving Team), provides grants and support to help businesses save money through energy efficiency improvements. BEST...

Insight Into…Management Group, Keith Hardy

Insight Into…Management Group, Keith Hardy

As Core Services Manager for the North Tyneside Voluntary Organisations Development Agency (VODA), Keith spends his working life alongside volunteers, charitable organisations and members of the local business community. He tells us about his career and his recent...

A personal service

A personal service

We love talking to members about what they do, why they love North Tyneside as a place to do business. We've been chatting to Towers Flowers.  Tell us a little more about the business I am an independent florist specialising in bespoke yet affordable floral...

An imaginative approach to Better Health at Work

An imaginative approach to Better Health at Work

DXC Technology Newcastle, which has 300+ staff based at Cobalt Business Park, is celebrating achieving the Gold Level of the Better Health at Work Award and working towards the continuing excellence level. Project Manager David Coates, one of DXC’s two lead health...

Insight Into…Management Group, David W Bavaird

Insight Into…Management Group, David W Bavaird

Born and raised in Glasgow, David studied Industrial Relations at Stirling University and a masters degree in the same subject at Warwick University, he worked with Marks and Spencer in their Head Office for several years before settling in the North East. He tells us...

The loneliness of the self employed

The loneliness of the self employed

We love talking to members about what they do, why they love North Tyneside as a place to do business. We've been chatting to Tynemouth Counselling “Put your shoes on every day.”   This was the one piece of advice given to me by a self-employed business owner after he...

A hub of expert practitioners

A hub of expert practitioners

We love talking to members about what they do, why they love North Tyneside as a place to do business. We've been chatting to Whitley Bay Clinic Tell us a little more about the business We are an innovative physiotherapy and pain management clinic in Whitley Bay.  We...

We want to evolve

We want to evolve

We love talking to members about what they do, why they love North Tyneside as a place to do business. We've been chatting to Space @, Whitley Bay.  Tell us a little more about the business Space @ is Whitley Bay’s first and only dedicated collaborative workspace...

Apprenticeships are a two-way street

Apprenticeships are a two-way street

Wallsend based manufacturer, Barrier Ex comprises of 4 divisions - Electrical Engineering, Hazardous Area, LED Lighting and GRP (Glass Reinforced Polymers). Servicing several markets worldwide they require new skills throughout the business. Currently employing 5...

An integral part of our business

An integral part of our business

Designers, supplier, installers and maintenance of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, GasTech currently have 7 apprentices within the business with a variety of roles from heating and plumbing, service engineers and business administration. Craig Firth, MD...

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