North Shields has excellent facilities for any business seeking to set up in or expand into.

North Shields has excellent facilities for any business seeking to set up in, or expand into, the town:

Businesses in North Shields are situated in a number of areas of the town – the following are the main ones:

  • The Fish Quay and the area immediately above it
  • The town centre
  • The Royal Quays Marina
  • The Royal Quays Outlet Shopping Centre
  • The International Passenger Terminal
  • Other parts of the Port of Tyne North Estate
  • East Howdon
  • The industrial and trading trading estates between Norham Road and the A19; and the Coast Road Retail Park
  • Silverlink Shopping Park, Silverlink Point and Silverlink Business Park
  • Cobalt Park
  • Tynemouth

There is good quality office space.

There are good facilities and units for industrial concerns.

North Shields has several Metro stations, with fast connections to Newcastle, Gateshead and the coast.

Newcastle International Airport is readily accessible by Metro or car.  The two Tyne Tunnels give fast road access to and from the south of the Tyne and all main roads south.   Newcastle main line railway station, with fast direct trains to London, Edinburgh and the south west, is readily accessible.

There is a daily ferry service to Amsterdam.

There are good professional services on hand.

The North Tyneside Business Forum actively supports business in the town.

Invest North Tyneside offers an extensive range of support services.   The North Shields Business Factory has been giving help, support and guidance to new businesses for many years and, as from the end of 2016, is now able also to assist established businesses in the town.

A major college of further education has strong links with the business community.

North Shields town centre has a modern library and information centre, a thriving bar and restaurant culture and a rare Regency Square.

For general information about the business opportunities in North Tyneside, please see and

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