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Innovation and Design

1 to 1 support developing ideas, early stage product and service design, prototyping and development

Start-Up Support

Free, confidential advice to help you take the first steps with self-employment

Business Growth

100% fully funded support for existing businesses in the borough with up to 12 hours of support

High Growth Start-up Support

Support and assistance for new and pre-start high growth businesses, to help them achieve their full potential

Social Enterprise

We can provide the specialist support you need to form and grow your social enterprise


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. 

We are closely aligned with the North Tyneside Business Forum which provides frequent updates, event schedule and networking.  

Ideas Bank

Not sure where to start? Why not take a look through our Ideas bank

Upcoming Events

We run a range of seminars, events and workshops specifically for people thinking of, starting or who have recently started a business.

Event topics include

  • Creating a Marketing Plan for your Business
  • Introduction to eCommerce
  • Understanding Social Media Insights and Analytics
  • Public Relations for Small Businesses
  • Using Facebook for Your Business
  • Using Twiter for Your Business

Our Next Event

  • Introduction to Self Employment | Monday 24th June at 1pm at The Business Factory

    June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    PLEASE NOTE the venue for this workshop is The Business Factory, North Tyneside Business Centre, Saville Street, North Shields, NE30 1NT Are you thinking about starting a business in North Tyneside? Then book yourself a place to attend this Introduction to Self Employment Session.  You’ll find ou...

Previous Success Stories

Take a look at what some of the previous companies we have helped along their way have to say…

The Business Factory has been a great source of support for us, helping us to prepare fully for the challenges of running our own business.

The specialist marketing support that they have provided has helped us to really cement our offering and instil us with increased confidence to drive the business forward.

Leaf Training Limited

My plan from day one has been to grow the business and my business adviser has been wonderful at helping me to look at the opportunities to expand in the future.  She has really made me consider every aspect of the business, from short-term opportunities to long-term challenges so I feel ready and prepared to take-on the challenges of running my own enterprise.

Slinga Fitness

They offered us the opportunity to attend some fantastic courses which really helped us to position our offering and identified a number of potential business opportunities we should explore. But the best thing they provided us with was the confidence and belief in our idea and that what we hoped to achieve was not beyond reach, just required lots of hard work and effort.

Dotty and Dibble

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