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Support

Support

We are connected to many local and regional organisations to help support our businesses to grow in North Tyneside.

We’ve listed some of the bespoke support for business available in North Tyneside, as well as some wider regional support, all available free of charge to your business. 

For help to navigate all of the business support available to you, email Rachel our Business Liaison Officer at [email protected].

Recruitment

North Tyneside Council help employers to grow their business with employment and help create opportunities for local people.

Support includes: free vacancy advertising, managing the recruitment process, and interview support & facilities.

Starting a Business

The Business Factory helps you to take your first steps in business, with start-up support that will help you explore your abilities and look at the reality of starting your own business. Experienced business advisors will give you ideas, start-up support tips and guidance to turn your passion, interests or skills into a business. Open to all in North Tyneside regardless of age, background or circumstances, and you don’t even need to have a business idea!

Recovery Loans

Businesses in the North Easts can access investments from £25,001 to £250,000 through the Governments' Recovery Loan Scheme. NEL Fund managers are the local deliverers and can offer term loans up to 5 years with no director guarantees or other security taken. Interest rates from 6.75% to 13.25% p/a (based on quantum, risk rating and loan duration).

Going Digital

Digital Pathfinders helps Small & Medium-sized businesses, charities and social enterprises across Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland become more successful and resilient by adopting digital technology.

A free programme of specialised events and expert one-to-one support, Digital Pathfinders demonstrates how adopting new technology can drive productivity and performance in your organisation.

North of Tyne Growth Fund

The North of Tyne Growth Fund is a £4.6m programme of investment part-funded by ERDF that supports SME growth. You could be eligible for a grant of up to 30% of expenditure, if you are a: Small or Medium sized business ; planning capital investment of at least £67,000. An enquiry form an criteria can be found on the website

North East Growth Hub

North Tyneside Business Forum is part of the North East Growth Hub’s business support Provider Network. An online resource, home to the biggest range of business support and events for micro, small and medium sized enterprises across the region. The Growth Hub brings together all of the business support and access to finance that anyone from start ups to more established businesses looking to expand and grow would need together in one, easy to access, digital platform. The Growth Hub brings together all of the business support and access to finance that anyone from start ups to more established businesses

Covid-19 Support for Businesses

On 21st February 2022, the Prime Minister announced England's plans for Living with Covid. For businesses this means that face coverings are no longer mandatory in any settings and employees are no longer required to legally self-isolate if they receive a positive test for Covid-19.

You can find out more about Covid-19 support on our dedicated page.

Local Opportunities

Shop North Tyneside

A virtual high street, free for all business within North Tyneside to join and sell their products and services online through the ShopNT app. As well as ordering online, customers will be able to click and collect or schedule a zero emission delivery. Businesses will be supported by a dedicated team at Bubltown to set up their page, add inventories, offers etc.

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Let us introduce Chris Wilson, a strong force representing Square and Compass Bar

With a diverse background covering operational, sales, marketing, international, and general management roles, Chris brings a lot of knowledge and a solid business network.

His extensive experience is ready to help the NTBF management team and nuture collaborative growth.

Business:

Square and Compass Bar

Wider Business Groups:

North East England Chamber of Commerce