Support you can find for your business within North Shields.

Existing Business Support


North Tyneside Council’s Business and Enterprise Team is committed to delivering a comprehensive programme to support your business. We offer business start-up advice, recruitment and training support, financial guidance and assistance with locating premises.

All business people, regardless of how much experience you have, benefit from someone to talk to about general business issues. If you are looking to expand or need advice on how to grow, we can help you achieve your objectives. We will listen to you and offer advice on issues such as how to access finance, employment issues and marketing.

Start Up Support

The Business Factory, which is based at North Tyneside Business Centre, is here to provide help, support and guidance to your new or existing business.

Regardless of your circumstances or motivation, we have experienced and professional advisers and consultants who have the knowledge to help you throughout the lifetime of your business.

We have Specialist Business Advisors to identify and work with new and pre start high growth businesses, support to start and grow social enterprises and support our innovators with patents, design and 3D printing of prototypes.

  • Drop in service at the North Tyneside Business Centre, Saville Street, North Shields
  • Tailored confidential free advice with a start-up business advisor to help you take the first steps with self-employment
  • One-to-one or group mentoring and coaching to explore self employment options in more detail

The Business Forum


Any and all business issues can be swiftly channelled in the right direction and addressed by the appropriate person or organisation.  The Business Forum can put you straight to the heart of the local business world by accessing the most relevant networks, mentors and experts.

Working with companies of all sizes and across all sectors, it’s our aim to create a supportive network to ensure local business is well connected within the North Tyneside area.

So whether you’re looking for advice, new premises, funding info, or just a chat with a like-minded colleague from the local business community, the North Tyneside Business Forum can make the link and get you the support you need.

Mission Office Space

Office Space to Rent – The Town Mission, North Shields. SES The Town Mission has been specifically designed to provide an environment to support social enterprise and community businesses. Our flexible and affordable office units are available to rent in the centre of North Shields.

The Town Mission provides 9 units in total; 8 furnished offices in varying sizes from 10.9 Sq Mtrs and 1 large training room with a Riverside view.

There is good free on street parking to the front of the building along the riverside.

The Town Mission offers the following Services:

  • A fully integrated entrance system to ensure a secure and welcoming environment
  • Access 7 days a week
  • Free Wifi or hardwire access
  • Free business rates
  • Communal meeting area
  • Access to on-site business mentor and business networking opportunities
  • Access to well equipped training room, laptop / projectors etc. Cleaning and maintenance of the communal areas
  • Communal kitchen and toilets, waste disposal
  • Recycling facilities

0191 272 8571 or SES Head Office on 0191 510 5500

Inward Investment


Acting as a single point of contact for investors, Invest North Tyneside offers advice on all matters relating to business investment in the borough.

Companies can tap into a broad range of support, from property searches and bespoke research on the region to providing advice on access to funding.

This can be as hands-on or as arm’s length as required and is always tailored to meet individual needs.

We work closely with partners across North East England and are able to broker-in additional sources of support as and when required.

If you are thinking about relocating, North Tyneside offers outstanding opportunities for business development and a top-quality lifestyle – the area boasts the UK’s largest and most successful office park, two Enterprise Zones and superb transport links.

Property Support

Helping investors to find a perfect property is a core service offered by our Business Development team. North Tyneside offers a wide range of properties, from city centre locations and international business parks to flexible incubator units.

From our comprehensive property database, which is managed and maintained in-house, our property experts are able to advise on premises which precisely meet the needs of each company.

Where additional support is required, our experts will also arrange a programme of property visits and accompany investors on viewings where required to support discussions and arrangements with property agents and third parties.

North Tyneside Business Centre


Here at the North Tyneside Business Centre, we have three attractive rooms to hire. Whether you wish to hold a business meeting, a conference or a training session, we can accommodate your needs. On offer are the spacious Dobson Room or more intimate Moffat  Room and Westall Room.

We can provide refreshments, catering and equipment hire.

Contact 0191 643 6424 for more information or email

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