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Starting a business: Useful links and information

There are a number of online resources to look into when you are thinking about starting up in business in South Tyneside.

Some websites and resources are created to service a wider market than just South Tyneside, but are full of useful information and guidance.

Starting a business in South Tyneside

There is a host of useful information available to new business start ups on the council website. Below are links to some helpful sections, with information relating specifically to South Tyneside.

Business directory

Business rates



Trading Standards

Enterprise agencies and helpful organisations

There are a number of enterprise agencies available which can provide tailored information, start-up advice and guidance, and possible funding options.

North East Business & Innovation Centre

PNE Group

The Prince's Trust


Government support

The Government has set up a range of information and support programmes to help with starting up and running a business, including their own website and other services.

Business Link Helpline

GOV.UK: Business

HM Revenue & Customs - Business


Employment information

Advice and information is available for employers or businesses which are looking to take on staff for the first time.

ACAS (Help and advice for employers and employees)

HMRC: Employers

Jobcentre Plus: Recruiters

National Apprenticeship Service

Business forums

There is a variety of business forums and networks throughout South Tyneside, some support businesses only in the Borough, others are region-wide throughout the North East.

Entrepreneurs Forum

Mussel Club

North East Chamber of Commerce

Service Network

South Tyneside Business Forum

The Advanced Manufacturing Forum

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