The Business Factory, North Tyneside Council’s business support programme, is here to provide support to anyone or any business, in North Tyneside.

If you are looking to explore entrepreneurship, have an idea and are ready to start or have an existing business or social enterprise, with aims to grow, we can help you.

The programme of support is anchored by the Business Factory website and Business Toolbox built around self-guided learning and complemented by a programme of on the ground activity delivered through the following framework:

  • Welcome: Introducing businesses to The Business Factory Online; providing a guided tour of the online materials and functionality, peer to peer networking and Q and A sessions.
  • Inspire: Inspiring residents to startup businesses through exciting events to promote entrepreneurial skills.
  • Explore: Providing short and targeted sector specific start up programmes.
  • Develop: Delivering thematic workshops for established businesses.
  • Grow: Offer of consultancy and mentor support to achieve specific growth outcomes for established businesses.

For more information visit, call 0191 643 6409 or email

This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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