February 11 2020 @ 13:07 by Richard Dawson
Businesses across the North East are participating in South Tyneside Business Week to support the continued growth, innovation and diversification of the borough’s economy.
The week-long event features a programme of free sessions and practical workshops featuring established business leaders and up and coming entrepreneurs.
Representatives from companies such as Barbour, Greggs, Northumbrian Water, Department for International Trade and Port of Tyne are all present throughout the week.
Support organisations such as the North East Growth Hub, Advanced Manufacturing Forum, RTC North, North East Chamber of Commerce and Finance North East are also on hand to share knowledge and advice.
As part of proceedings, attendees will benefit from digital business masterclasses, Invest South Tyneside’s ‘Tech Talks’ and access to a new tool kit for content creation.
The North East Fund is committed to investing more in South Tyneside after lending almost £1.5 million into companies based there.
As part of Business Week, the regional investment fund is encouraging local owners of start-up, scale-up and family-run companies to take advantage of the funding available.
North East Fund engagement officer, James Holloway, explained: “South Tyneside is a fantastic place to do business given its road, rail and sea transport links, key development sites coming to fruition such as the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) and the quality of life offered by its coastal location.”