We like to be connected to as many local and regional organisations to support our businesses to grow in North Tyneside.
We’ve listed some of the bespoke support available in North Tyneside, as well as some regional support which is available, which is all available free of charge to your business.
North East Growth Hub - support during Covid-19 recovery
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.
As part of the regions response to Covid-19 the North East LEP have partnered with Crowdfunder on their Pay it Forward Scheme to make up to £5,000 in match funding available to any small businesses continuing to trade.
They have also made the ability for the Supply Chain North East scheme to make payments at the start of a project and for SMEs to access up to 60 per cent in grants towards stalled pipeline projects due to COVID-19 or activities aimed at developing the supply chain. Critically, grants up to 80 per cent are available for organisations which can potentially support supply chain needs in the provision of PPE, respirators and other products.
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.
Finding business support in the North East is easier than ever as the Growth Hub becomes the go-to place to search or filter business support providers, browse the organisations that provide the support and connect directly to them.
Access to finance can be one of the main barriers to growth. The Growth Hub is home to a list of access to finance providers that can point you in the right direction to funding sources, including crowd funding, grants, loans and more, through the Finance & Funding section.
Visit the Growth Hub and access the support you need to grow your business.
The Business Factory
For those businesses which are just starting up, need a bit of support or are growing, you can access hour’s worth of support with a business development officer or advisor all bespoke to your business, even if there’s just you, a few staff, 20 staff or up to 250 employees.
As part of the programme, there are free to access daily workshops and trainings on topics such as social media, creating engaging images, public relations, commercial premises, accountancy, content creation for website and more.
You can find out more about the support available to your business, in North Tyneside, by calling 0191 605 3110 or visiting businessfactorynt.co.uk
The team can advise or broker in support on relocation of the business, hardship rate relief, small business rate relief, and business development support to any business regardless of their size or sector.
You can contact a business development officer on 0191 643 6401 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
North Tyneside Council has discretion to give relief to businesses in special circumstances.
For further details about small business rate relief please contact the Business Rates Department on 0191 643 2365 or email email@example.com
The Employment and Skills team at 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.
Preparing for Brexit
• Importing goods
• Exporting goods
• Selling to customers who export
• Sending staff to the EU to do business
• Employing EU staff
Both the North East Growth Hub and North East England Chamber of Commerce have published information on Brexit.
North East Fund
Businesses can access from £5,000 to one million pounds worth of funding, depending on their needs, through diagnostics with the four fund management companies who can direct you to one of five funds to suit your business needs.
To help our local business navigate the funds, we have pulled all of the relevant information into one easy to use, easy to understand page.
You can also contact North East Fund on 0191 211 2300 or www.northeastfund.org
Corporate Social Responsibility
Over the past year, we’ve been working with all of our partners to develop and pull together an offer for businesses in the borough to help develop their social responsibility.
ACAS - Making working life better
Acas provide information, advice, training, conciliation and other services for employers and employees to help prevent or resolve workplace problems. Offering comprehensive, authoritative and affordable training and advice you can trust.
They are at the forefront of developing and improving Employment Relations, people management and HR practices in the workplace and have been one of the leading experts in this field for over thirty five years and they work with a wide variety of organisations every day.
For more information, visit www.acas.org.uk