Soft Landing Offer

If your business is looking to explore the viability of the North East and UK markets you can benefit from a comprehensive array of help and practical assistance to aid your company’s transition into the region. Invest North Tyneside has joined forces with a range of private sector service providers to offer foreign and national businesses, currently based outside the North East, with an inclusive package of support including:


Invest North Tyneside

  • One free desk space per investing company in a fully furnished office for a period of 12 months
  • The location of the office will be tailored to your company’s individual needs, but options include North Tyneside’s prestigious business parks and the North Bank of the Tyne’s Enterprise Zone.
  • Typical services include:
    • Immediate IT and telephone connections – Fully-staffed reception
    • Admin/secretarial back-up*
    • Personal telephone answering service*
    • Meeting rooms*
    • Free car parking
    • 24-hour access

* Additional charges may be incurred



  • Free recruitment consultancy service – identify and understand employer branding, salary and benefits benchmarking and competitor analysis.
  • Preferential rates for recruitment service
  • Free use of interview facilities for up to 3 days
  • Project management
  • Market mapping and analysis
  • Assessment design
  • Psychometric profiling

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Ions Talent Partners

  • 20% discount from full invoice value on all Recruitment Projects including Executive Search & Selection Assignments
  • Talent Management Consultation including; current business plan, internal talent mapping and retention strategy
  • Full market review across all industries including; competitor analysis, remuneration benchmarking and market mapping
  • Interview, assessment and onboarding support
  • Free unlimited use of interview facilities in North Tyneside
  • Dedicated single Talent Management point of contact for all queries
  • Full 360 HR Support
  • HR Audit, HR Policy & Staff Handbook creation for a fixed fee
  • Outplacement advice and support for displaced members of staff

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North Tyneside Council

  • Coordinated public sector support from partners including Jobcentreplus, specialist niche skills providers and organisations that have skilled people looking for work
  • Assistance in the identification and availability of related employer and individual grants including apprenticeship bursaries
  • Development and delivery of bespoke pre-employment programmes that could be utilised as part of your recruitment and selection process
  • Provision of bespoke on or off-site training

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  • 25% discount on any legal services required throughout the first year
  • A free dedicated point of contact, who will assist with ad hoc queries as you establish your business in the North East
  • Free legal events and seminars to help you learn and grow your business
  • Free company incorporation
  • Free use of meeting space in our Newcastle office
  • Senior-level introductions across the local business community, and a guide to ‘Who’s Who’ in our region
  • A free early-stage meeting via video-conferencing before you even get here, to help make sure we are the right advisers for your business and to assist with your arrival

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Ward Hadaway

  • A free “Doing Business in the UK Guide”
  • A free initial meeting with us, for you to explain what you are looking to do, get free advice and a better understanding of how we can help you
  • A free “Legal Mentor” to help guide your company, not just legally but on a range of business issues, in your first year of doing business in the North East
  • Free company incorporation
  • Free legal seminars – a range of seminars, workshops, and other events which will address a range of legal issues and help you develop your network of business contacts
  • Free regular legal updates and bulletins
  • A package of reduced and fixed fee legal services, including:
    • A reduced package of company secretarial services
    • Reduced rates for all areas of legal advice you require

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Tait Walker

  • A free introductory meeting and consultation with Business Services / Tax / Corporate Finance at your choosing
  • A free review of tax reliefs which are available to support your set- up process
  • Signposting your company to sources of grant funding depending on sector
  • A free meeting with a corporate financial planner to discuss business and shareholder protection needs
  • Discounted offers and fixed prices for company formation and company secretarial
  • Free updates and workshops covering a variety of funding, tax and employment issues
  • A range of free publications and ‘Doing Business In’ guides
  • Discounted offers on outsourced payroll provision
  • Discounted fixed price outsourced book keeping and accounts preparation

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RMT Accountants


  • Complimentary consultations with one of our specialists so as to ascertain your business needs and determine your requirements in terms of: business advisory; accounts preparation; bookkeeping; and tax advisory
  • A free review by our specialist grant and tax teams to identify any potential opportunities for grant assistance and tax reliefs to assist in the establishment and growth of your business
  • A complimentary meeting with our IT and Technology team to assess IT/Software requirements
  • Free attendance at seminars/ networking events covering a variety of business issues and access to our specialist resource centre
  • Signposting and introductions within our regional and national networks for any other business requirements, including: premises, insurance, commercial mortgages and asset finance

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Invest North Tyneside

Invest North Tyneside

  • Free one-to-one mentoring from a dedicated business advisor who can provide access to relevant specialist help and advice including:
    • Research, intelligence and statistics
    • Recruitment guidance and support
    • Relocation assistance
    • Property solutions
    • Tailored advice on finance, grants and incentives
    • Assistance identifying local supply chain partners
    • Marketing and PR support
    • Links to appropriate support organisations and trade bodies

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North Tyneside Business Forum

  • A range of free services to connect your company to the North Tyneside business community, including:
    • Opportunities to network with a large number of established businesses in the North Tyneside area at a range of business meetings, seminars and exhibitions
    • Introductions to local suppliers and bespoke events to build your supply chain
    • Telephone helpline to signpost all of your business issues to the relevant department, agency or network in both the private and public sectors
    • Consultation on all local issues in the borough, including emergency services provision, Council budgets, devolution, health care, planning and more

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Village Hotel Newcastle

  • Discounted accommodation rates by calling 01925 377532 and quoting North Tyneside Council to receive 10% discount off our best available rate with flexible cancellation and half price breakfast
  • Discounted day delegate rates from £30 per person and room hire from £100 for the day

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Properties Unique

  • Special accommodation rates from £57 per night
  • All our apartments are furnished to a luxury standard and consist of:
    • Stylish & comfortable lounge/ dining room with flat screen TV, Freeview and DVD facilities
    • Fully fitted, modern kitchen with everything from a dishwasher to a bottle opener, including washer/dryer, microwave, crockery and cutlery
    • Bedrooms with deluxe double bed(s)
    • Main bathroom with bath and shower/En-suite in 2 & 3 bedroom apartments
    • A weekly housekeeping service to change all bed linen and towels and clean apartment throughout
    • Free secure parking
    • Free High-speed Wi-Fi
    • 24 hour mobile contact number for any assistance

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Further Information

To discuss your company’s requirements in more detail and to find out if North Tyneside’s Soft Landing Programme is right for your business, please speak to a member of our team or contact us on:

Telephone: +44 (0)191 643 6409
Twitter: @investnorthtyne

Please note that eligibility for the Soft Landing Programme is determined on a client by client basis and certain acceptance criteria may apply to access some or all of the services detailed. Invest North Tyneside reserves the right to withdraw this offer once capacity is reached.

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