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.

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Cobalt Business Park

Cobalt Park is the UK’s largest office park and is situated in North Tyneside. Home to international companies such as Siemens, HP and UtilityWise.
Quorum Business Park

One of the most successful office parks in the North East with companies such as Convergys, Fabricom and Balfour Beatty

Bespoke manufacturing units to let in a strategic location with access to the North Sea via the Port of Tyne.

Indigo Park

An 82 acre development site offering the opportunity for bespoke manufacturing and distribution buildings.
Port of Tyne

The Port’s land and property portfolio of 620 acres has seen massive development during the past decade, attracting tenants including railway operators and major car manufacturers


Business Support


Entrepreneurs’ Forum

Supporting entrepreneurs based in the north east of England, helping them to develop, create new opportunities and grow their business

Department for International Trade

The Department for International Trade is responsible for promoting British trade across the world and ensuring the UK takes advantage of the huge opportunities open to us. 

North East Growth Hub

A digital resource that provides access to business information, knowledge and advice, with peer-to-peer support from the local business community and local, regional and national business support providers across the public and private sectors.
Digital Union 

Built on the solid foundations established by Codeworks Connect and The Hub Gateshead when they joined forces. Digital Union is the largest digital and commercial creative network in the North East of England.

Bionow is now offers life-science companies across the whole of the North of England and beyond access to the best value life-science business support offering in the UK.
Process Innovation (CPI)

The Centre for Process Innovation is a UK-based technology innovation centre and part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult

 The UK’s flagship technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.

The Business Factory

A comprehensive programme of business start-up support, including training, business planning, accessing transmit start-up loans and ideas generation assistance and advice for residents of North Tyneside.

North Tyneside Business Forum

A ‘One-Stop-Shop’ resource where business issues can be swiftly channelled in the right direction and addressed by the appropriate person or organisation.


Regional Websites


Service Network

Service Network is the only independent voice of the service sector in the North East of England.
TWRI Policy and Research

Provides and maintains a cost-effective range of socio-economic, demographic and property-based research, information and consultancy services.
Visit North East England

Discover award winning accommodation, attractions, and experience internationally recognised events, throughout North East England.
North East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC)

Represents and coordinates the chemical industry’s collaborative activities on the wide ranging issues that impact on the future and performance of energy intensive process sector including petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and renewables.

North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA)

Established to support the economic sustainable growth of the automotive sector in the North East of England. The NEAA provides a single unified voice to key stakeholder groups and promotes the true value created by NE Automotive sector.

North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP)

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership is a public private partnership set up to drive forward economic growth in the North East – an area that covers CountyDurham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland.
Newcastle Science Central

Provides access to a strong offer of business support and community programmes as well as supporting the attraction of investment into the region’s key science sites.
Sunderland Software City

Provides support and advice to aspiring and established software businesses in the North East of England, helping individual businesses to succeed and maximising the potential of the regions software sector.

Cenex operates as an independent not-for-profit consultancy specialising in the delivery of projects, supporting innovation and market development.

Newcastle Gateshead Initiative

NewcastleGateshead Initiative markets NewcastleGateshead on a national and international stage; its mission is to inspire people to visit, and to live, learn, work and invest here.

Invest North East England

Invest North East England offers a bespoke package of support to business looking to expand, relocate or set up in North East England. Its services are completely confidential, free of charge and tailored to suit your business needs.

NOF Energy

Proactive business development organisation working on behalf of companies within the oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables sector.




Virgin Trains East Coast Mainline

Operates fast and frequent train services on the East Coast Main Line, between London King’s Cross, the East Midlands, Yorkshire, North East England and Scotland


Provides and monitors public transport throughout Tyne and Wear including the Tyne and Wear Metro, Shields Ferry and bus services.

Port of Tyne

The Port of Tyne is one of the UK’s major deep sea ports – a vital trading gateway to Europe and beyond.
Newcastle International Airport

Links the region to 80 destinations all over the world.
Port of Sunderland

As the UK’s second largest municipally owned port, the Port of Sunderland has a deserved reputation for delivering high quality service and achieving rapid turnaround times in cargo handling.

Port of Blyth

A modern Trust Port located in the North East, handling up to 1.5 million tonnes of cargo each year and offering a first class handling, storage and distribution service.


Universities and Colleges


City of Sunderland College

With five campuses located across the city, the college offers one of the region’s largest range of school leaver, adult and higher education courses as well as courses for international students.
Gateshead College

An outstanding and successful further and higher education college offering a range of further and higher education courses. It is also a leading provider of training and vocational education for the automotive and low carbon sectors.
Newcastle College

One of the top performing colleges in the UK offering a wide range of flexible courses to suit everyone.
Tyne Metropolitan College

Offers an exciting range of full-time and part-time courses from entry level up to degree level.
South Tyneside College

Offers part and full time courses for young students and adults including maritime training through its first class Marine School.
University of Newcastle

The university is a member of the Russell Group, an association of prestigious research-intensive UK universities. It has one of the largest EU research portfolios in the UK, attracting over 20,000 students from more than 120 different countries.
University of Northumbria

A research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. 
University of Sunderland

The university offers flexible undergraduate courses, and there’s also opportunities to study on a part-time basis.
Durham University

Offering over 200 undergraduate and 130 taught postgraduate courses, and many research programmes.


Local authorities in Tyne and Wear


North Tyneside Council
The local authority for North Tyneside.

Sunderland City Council
The local authority for Sunderland.
Gateshead Council

The local authority for Gateshead.
Newcastle City Council

The local authority for Newcastle.
South Tyneside Council

The local authority for South Tyneside.




Xooo Photography

Professional photographer based in Wallsend, North Tyneside.

Michael Baister Photography

North East based commercial photographer with over 25 years experience.