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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 social enterprise

We are a social enterprise

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 Kelly Oliver Dougall of Unisus (formally Cygnet North East). Tell us a little bit more about your business The business is a social enterprise...

Being mindful of employees wellbeing

Being mindful of employees wellbeing

First Aid at work is commonplace but usually only refers to physical illness. Currently one in four people experience a mental health problem which makes it increasingly important for organisations to be aware of the support available and have systems in place if a...

The difference has to be “me”

The difference has to be “me”

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 Jim Morrison who runs J M Utilities Consultant. Tell us a little bit more about your business I help businesses and homeowners find the best...

Explore. Dream. Discover.

Explore. Dream. Discover.

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 Fay Robertson, who runs Trade Winds Tarot. Fay, tell us a little bit more about your business Trade Winds Tarot was inspired by the Mark Twain...

We are a little different to other photographers

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 this...

Securing funding for growth – what happens next?

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

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

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

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

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...

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