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We regularly feature articles from businesses which we’re working with on projects such as the North Tyneside Business Awards, Apprenticeship Week and more…

Five minutes with Karen Goldfinch – NTBF Board Member

Day to day, Karen Goldfinch runs Made to Treasure with her husband Shaun. But in addition to providing beautiful wedding and event stationery from their base in Benton, Karen uses her business experience to help other small businesses in North Tyneside, in her role as...

Forward thinking, successful business enjoyed double success in 2013

Chirton Engineering opened its doors in 2003. Based in North Shields, the company provides a bespoke precision engineering service to companies within the subsea, oil and gas, nuclear, automotive and Formula 1 industries. With an impressive client list, and exporting...

Start-up Award Still a Source of Pride

Even six years on from winning the Start up Business of the Year award for The Treehouse soft play, John and Karen Evans still have their certificate and trophy in pride of place as a reminder of their business success back in 2011. What’s more, the successful owners...

Creating Your Perfect 60-Second Pitch

Jeffery Widjaja, Storage Shepherd Imagine this scenario – you’re standing in a lift next to a well known investor who can bring your business to the next level and you only have 60 seconds before they leave. Would you be able to seize their interest? Just over a year...

Start-up Award proves solid foundations

Back in 2013, North Shields-based parcel delivery company, Low Cost Parcels, won the North Tyneside Start Up of the Year Award. After enjoying the plaudits associated with the win, the company has gone on to enjoy success and expansion, using the awards win as a solid...

Blog: Connect with every customer

“People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” I remembered this quote from a while ago and it is still valid today. The biggest difference between a happy purchase experience and an unhappy...

GUEST BLOG: Building Long Term Value – Carole White

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value” Albert Einstein These words have a particular resonance in today’s world as more and more businesses are considering corporate social responsibility (CSR) as part of their business strategy, so what is CSR and...

You don’t need to be Unique, you just need to be different

Source: EnterQuest article from Cobweb To be successful in a small or micro business you don’t have to be the best, you just have to be different. This doesn’t mean you need to be totally unique – you just need to be different in a way that will be noticed by your...

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