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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.

We are a little different to other photographers

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 Lauren McWilliams of For You Photography   Lauren, tell us a little bit more about your business I set up For You Photography in January of...

Securing funding for growth – what happens next?

NEL Fund Managers, the firm responsible for investing the North East Small Loan Fund, has been investing in North east businesses for almost 30 years. Our expert team speak to businesses of all shapes and sizes across the whole region and recognise the most common...

Spotlight on Success: Riley’s Fish Shack

CELEBRATING THE HERITAGE OF THE FISHING AND TOURISM INDUSTRIES Anyone local to North Tyneside will know about Riley’s Fish Shack at King Edward’s Bay in Tynemouth – it’s a business which enjoys a hard-earned and well-deserved reputation. Run by husband and wife team,...

Engaging an Investor

Great, so you’re looking to grow your business. You may have read our previous post on the importance of taking a step back and assessing your options. If not, take a look here – "Growing your business your way". Hopefully, you’ve taken our advice and considered...

Preparing your business for investment

Business owners looking for funding to finance their growth plans have probably heard the term ‘investor ready’ used a lot! Unsurprisingly, investor readiness can mean a number of different things depending on the investor. It is of course important to give careful...

Spotlight on Success: Carney Consultancy

NORTH TYNESIDE IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR CONSULTANCY Carney Consultancy’s work with charities and not-for-profit organisation has put them right at the heart of their local community. Providing health and safety consultancy and training from The Smokehouse on North...

Growing your business your way

What’s your version of business growth? Growing businesses are vital to our economy. In North Tyneside, there are 5,070 private sector businesses contributing to the economy and enabling employment to the borough (Inter Departmental Business Register (ONS) UK Business...

What happens next?

You might be wondering what happens when you apply for the Dynamic Purchasing System?  Sarah Heslop, Contract Manager on the Construction project team explains more. "The first stage of the DPS is purely a compliance check ensuring interested suppliers meet the...

Spotlight on Success: Heliguy

THE SKY’S THE LIMIT FOR AWARD WINNER, HELIGUY UK drone specialists, Heliguy, based on the Orion Business Park in North Shields, were over the moon to win the Retail and Service Provider Award at the 2018 North Tyneside Business Awards. Founded in 2008, Heliguy started...

Preparing your business for public sector tenders

Most small businesses believe that local authority and government tenders are only for big organisations. Yes, the multi-million pound tenders are aimed for large companies that can deliver to scale and have the infrastructure to both respond to and deliver these...

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