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


Covid 19

Latest Coronavirus advice and information on restrictions and funding

Restarting Business

Guidance and information about restarting your business in the stages of the roadmap out of lockdown.

Business Support Helpline

0191 516 6699

Friendly business advisers from the North Tyneside Business Factory are on hand to help with anything Covid-19 business support related.


Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.


Frequently Asked Questions from our members on the Covid-19 impact to business.

Forward with the Forum

Moving forward with practical tips and guidance in Finance, Wellbeing, and Adapting.

Business Support

Start-up Support

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!


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.

Exit from the EU

The UK left the European Union on 31st January 2020 and the transition period ended in December 2020. Following the signing of the UK – EU Free Trade Agreement, there are new rules for businesses which came into force on 1 January 2021 which require immediate action New rules apply to things like travel and doing business with Europe. Use the Brexit checker on the Government website to get a personalised list of actions for you, your business and your family.

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

Local Opportunities

Buy Local North Tyneside

To support the high street recovery in North Tyneside, the three local Chambers – Wallsend, Whitley Bay & North Shields – have developed Buy Local North Tyneside. A facility for town centre & high street businesses to raise their profile and for residents to find them and in many cases order online before visiting the high street to collect.