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Business Services

  • Hello tomorrow - are you ready for change?

    Running a productive business services operation or contact centre and providing first class customer service is quite simply, easy in South Tyneside.

    Premises costs are competitive, while being in great locations with easy access to public transport for large workforces. Workforces are loyal with high staff retention, and of course we are known for our fantastic friendly accent!

    Locating a contact centre here could create savings of over £9m per year, compared to London. Smaller business services operations thrive here too including recruitment, financial management, training, accountancy and legal.

  • Our people

    South Tyneside is the ideal location for companies that require a dedicated, reliable and forward thinking workforce to support your business and your client's business.

    North East England is home to five universities, and 11 FE colleges offering a range of business services qualifications; whatever the skills requirement for your business there is a pipeline of talent in telephone operatives, team managers, sales people as well as in HR, marketing and IT to provide all-rounded support.

    • Over 132,500 people employed across almost 19,000 companies in the region
    • Lowest attrition rates in the UK for contact centres (12% in 2015)
    • Over 145 contact centres employing over 40,000 people in the region, highlighting a productive, cost effective model can be achieved here
  • Competitive costs and great locations

    In South Tyneside, Grade A office space is available from just £8 per square foot.

    Locating a 350 seat contact centre in North East England could generate savings of up to £9million per annum, when compared to London. This is based on grade A office space rents, running costs, rates and salary costs. The same operation in Scotland would cost £1million more than setting up in North East England. We are in a very cost effective location.

    South Shields is located in the centre of South Tyneside, where regeneration continues at the Holborn Riverside development. This scheme will create over 200,000 square foot of Grade A office space ideal for business services operations, with large flexible floorplans, car parking and excellent public transport links.

  • Companies based here

    BT

    BT runs a 600 seat contact centre from a bespoke development on South Shields riverside.

    Fairstone Group

    Fairstone Group operates from their HQ in Boldon, from where they operate back office services and support to their growing network of financial advisors and wealth management specialists.

Support for your business

In South Tyneside, your business can benefit from practical support from our dedicated team. 

Get in touch for a chat about how we can support your business, whether you are thinking about relocating, looking to expand your business, or if you are just starting out.

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Upcoming business services events

  • Name
    Generator: TV Advertising for Business Growth
    Location
    NBS
    Time
    10:00am to 1:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Event to explore how TV can be used for business growth and is aimed at businesses from all sectors who might be considering TV or VOD (video on demand) advertising.
  • Name
    Grants and Support Surgery
    Location
    RTC North
    Time
    8:30am to 11:30am
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Expert-led session explores the barriers to business growth, key insights and how RTC can help your business on the path to success.
  • Name
    Get into Automotive
    Location
    RTC North
    Time
    9:00am to 2:30pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Event aimed at SME's within the North East LEP area who do not currently supply in the automotive sector and want to learn more about the opportunities within the industry.
  • Name
    North East Expo - Spring 2019
    Location
    Newcastle Falcons
    Time
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Large scale expo for businesses across the North East region to meet exhibitors, attend seminars and connect with delegates.
  • Name
    FinanceCamp
    Location
    Stadium of Light
    Time
    9:00am to 5:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    FinanceCamp is all about connecting businesses with bright ideas to the right funding solutions
  • Name
    Show Your Mussel Expo 2019
    Location
    Stadium of Light
    Time
    10:00am to 3:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Exclusive pre-show breakfast networking, a whole range of seminars from influential business leaders, and over 100 businesses exhibiting.