North Tyneside Business Forum will welcome business owners to a packed networking and information event on Wednesday 18th October to have their say on business in North Tyneside. 

Finding Finance and Support for your Business is designed to provide businesses with information and access to funding and support streams available in the North East of England and let them have their say on business in North Tyneside.

The event will include an update on the country’s economy from Mauricio Armellini, North East Agent for the Bank of England and quick-fire seminars on available finance and support from a range of providers including TEDCO, Santander, RSM and NBSL. These seminars will include topics such as grants, procurement, loans, and applying for credit.

A Q&A Panel made up of two businesses and two business support organisations will answer audience questions on how to scale-up the business, and how to tackle financial challenges. The Q&A panel will include global conference speaker Maurice Duffy of Blackswan business transformation consultancy and Alex Marsh, Investment Manager at event partner Northstar Ventures.

A speed networking session will take place for those which wish to make new business contacts in an instant and one-to-one sessions on investment opportunities will be available with event partner Northstar Ventures.

The evening will be hosted by Fiona Fletcher of Echo Events and Association Management. Fiona has worked as a Solicitor and Law Lecturer over the last 20 years and brings legal and managerial expertise to the event.

Throughout the packed event, businesses will be invited to have their say on local businesses issues and opportunities with an interactive business survey. This is the first time a business survey has been conducted in North Tyneside since 2014.

David W Bavaird, Chairman of the Business Forum, said;

“This is an exciting event in the Borough’s business calendar with an opportunity for business owners to come together to expand their business knowledge, promote their businesses and have their say on business in North Tyneside”

Ian Richards, Director at Northstar Ventures, Event Partner said:

“The North Tyneside Business Exhibition is an exciting opportunity for businesses to showcase their successes and receive expert advice. The area is a fantastic place to start or grow a business, thanks to the dedication of North Tyneside Council. We’re pleased to have been able to support this event and are looking forward to meeting the business leaders and entrepreneurs who are attending.”

Kevin Rooney, Partner at RSM, the Business Forum’s main sponsor 2017/18 commented on the event:

“RSM is pleased to be involved in the North Tyneside Business Forum and to play our part in supporting businesses in North Tyneside.”

The North Tyneside Business Exhibition 2017 runs from 4pm until 7pm at Tyne Metropolitan College Coast Road Campus on Wednesday 18th October. Refreshments are available throughout, and entry is free to all North Tyneside Business Forum members which registered on or before Friday 4th August 2017, and only £5 for non-members with a registered trading address in North Tyneside. Non North Tyneside based businesses pay £10 per head.

For further information or to book tickets call North Tyneside Business Forum on 0191 643 6000 or visit