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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.

A most welcome hand-out to self employed

A most welcome hand-out to self employed

Claiming the SEISS grant has been a relative easy process and, for many, a most welcome hand-out to the self-employed in these difficult times. Claiming the available grant for most individuals has been relatively painless with minimum time taken to complete the...

Spotlight on Success: It’s a small world for Littley Bay

Spotlight on Success: It’s a small world for Littley Bay

Learning from role play is a staple in the education of children. But Gemma Turnbull and Michelle Anderson have formed their successful business around the premise, creating a miniature version of their hometown as a play centre for local children. Gemma tells us more...

Spotlight on Success: Designing a secure future in North Tyneside

Spotlight on Success: Designing a secure future in North Tyneside

Darren Blake tells us more about Blake Hopkinson Architecture. He explains the company’s plans for the future, its heritage and how winning a North Tyneside Business Award has impacted his business. Tell us a little more about Blake Hopkinson Architecture I’m Managing...

Sew Much Passion for NHS Goes into Bags of Love

Sew Much Passion for NHS Goes into Bags of Love

A number of North Tyneside businesses have turned their creative hands and organisational skills to making uniform bags and comforting hearts for NHS staff & care homes all across the region. After a discussion with North Tyneside Business Forum, Kim...

Spotlight on Success: Winning awards and planning for sustainability

Spotlight on Success: Winning awards and planning for sustainability

Craig Smith is founder and director of The Printed Bag Company. The company works with leading brands all over the UK and enjoy an impressive turnover. Craig tells us more about his business’s recent award success and what it’s like running a successful business in...

Spotlight on Success: Putting the Community at the Heart of Business

Spotlight on Success: Putting the Community at the Heart of Business

Jel Singh Nagra went viral when he changed the name of his village shop to Morrisingh’s back in 2017. But the heart of the business lies in the work he and his family put back into their local community of West Allotment. He tells us more about his business and his...

New Chair and Vice Chair of North Tyneside Business Forum Appointed

New Chair and Vice Chair of North Tyneside Business Forum Appointed

Dynamic Team Lead Way for Forum Karen Goldfinch has been appointed as the new Chair of one the region’s leading business organisations with Andrew Esson appointed as Vice Chair. The North Tyneside Business Forum is run by a management group made up of members from...

Spotlight on Success: Championing early years education in Whitley Bay

Spotlight on Success: Championing early years education in Whitley Bay

Emma Smith and her twin sister, Louise Mullen, left their previous employment when they both started their families. Returning to work posed several challenges for ex-primary teacher Emma and her solicitor sister – so they took the challenge head on and created a...

Insight Into…Management Group, Michael Burton

Insight Into…Management Group, Michael Burton

With a background in education, Michael Burton is one of the newest members of the Business Forum Management Team. We talked to him about his experience and his decision to become a member of the team. What’s your role in the NTBF management team? I am well placed to...

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