If you are thinking about relocating, North Tyneside offers outstanding opportunities for business development and a top-quality lifestyle – the area boasts the UK’s largest and most successful office park, two Enterprise Zones and superb transport links.

Looking for business opportunities? Here’s why you should head to North Tyneside

North Tyneside is open for business. It’s a place of new and growing opportunities that is building on its reputation for excellence, expertise and energy.

 

Over the last few years, North Tyneside has cemented its status as a location of choice for businesses looking for state-of-the-art premises in a well-connected base.

 

Cobalt and Quorum business parks continue to lead the way in top-quality office space, while Indigo Park and Swans Offshore Energy Park are developing world-class advanced manufacturing and distribution hubs. Business successes are everywhere, from the 56% increase in self-employment since 2012 to the Enterprising Britain award for the council’s business support schemes.

 

The Business Factory supported more than 700 clients with business start-up advice last year, while the Business Forum has more than 800 members and a busy programme of networking events.

 

The borough is more than just a great place to do business though.

 

North Tyneside has a perfect mix of coastal, urban and rural living for its growing population.

 

It boasts attractive and affordable family housing alongside executive homes and top-quality retirement apartments – forming part of the council’s commitment to provide 3,000 affordable homes and 900 apartments for older residents by 2025.

 

Tynemouth once again appeared in The Sunday Times’ best places to live list in 2017, and North Shields was also noted for its ongoing revival.

 

Both North Shields and Wallsend town centres have benefitted from substantial investment making them more attractive and vibrant for shoppers and visitors.

 

Young people are offered the best start in life with some of the best-performing schools in the UK on the doorstep, and GCSE and A-level results continue to be higher than the national averages.

 

North Tyneside’s beaches are some of the best in the country with a collection of Blue Flag awards – and they were noted among the best in Europe for their water quality by Defra last year.

 

More than five million visitors flock to North Tyneside annually. The flagship Mouth of Tyne Festival brought 100,000 visitors to the area in 2017, while the North Shields Victorian Christmas Market welcomed 30,000 shoppers. A packed events programme and headline acts at the Playhouse ensure visitors are spoilt for choice with things to see and do.

 

This year is all about North Tyneside reaping the rewards of the investment made in its land and infrastructure.

 

Road improvement schemes will enhance connectivity with Newcastle and Teesside, while housing developments in Northumberland Square, The Avenue and High Point will bring a new collection of top-quality homes to the market.

 

The regeneration of Whitley Bay is moving at pace and signs of the £36 million investment from the council’s seafront masterplan are clear.

 

A new Premier Inn opened last summer and the restored Spanish City Dome will reopen in summer 2018. The eagerly awaiting relaunch will see a collection of restaurants, events space and bars under one roof, adding to the vibrant coastal café, food and drink scene in North Shields, Tynemouth and Cullercoats.

 

Norma Redfearn CBE, elected mayor of North Tyneside said: “I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved in North Tyneside in the last year.

 

“Our businesses are thriving, new opportunities are everywhere and our people are developing skills that are opening the door to new jobs and prospects.

 

“We are now seeing the results of our hard work and investment, with some spectacular regeneration and development projects completing this year.

 

“2018 will be a year of huge excitement in North Tyneside – proving once again that we are a great place to live, work and visit.”