Starting a business: Useful links and information


  1. Overview
  2. Starting a business in South Tyneside
  3. Enterprise agencies and helpful organisations
  4. Government support
  5. Employment information
  6. Business forums


There are lots 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

Our Invest South Tyneside website contains lots of helpful advice about starting up a business in the area.

Invest South Tyneside

You may also find it useful to look at the below links to information relating specifically to South Tyneside.

Business rates


Trading standards

Enterprise agencies and helpful organisations

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

North East Business and Innovation Centre


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.

GOV.UK: Business

HM Revenue and 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

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.

Mussel Club

North East Chamber of Commerce

The Advanced Manufacturing Forum