Gateshead Council is committed to helping businesses thrive and grow. Its business network ‘Gateshead Business’ supports small and medium sized businesses and those in self employment, providing benefits and services specifically designed to encourage business growth and business networking. Gateshead Business offers networking events that allow business owners and entrepreneurs to communicate, inter-trade and collectively address challenges. Gateshead Business also delivers regular e-newsletters, keeping businesses up to date with opportunities, news and events. Services also include assisting businesses with premises search for new start ups, or to support expansion.