Commitment to supporting businesses in North Tyneside

AS you may be aware the government has recently announced the opening of the third round of the Regional Growth Fund with a deadline of June 13.

In this third round, around £1bn will be available to businesses to support projects and programmes that lever private sector investment to create economic growth and sustainable employment.

It aims particularly to help those areas and communities which were dependent on the public sector to make the transition to sustainable private sector-led growth and prosperity.

Further information, including how to bid is available online at www.bis.gov.uk/policies/economic-development/regional-growth-fund

North Tyneside Council’s business and enterprise team is ready to support businesses in the development of any bids.

Please contact them on business@northtyneside.gov.uk telephone (0191) 643 6401.

I personally am committed to supporting business however I can in 2012, and on behalf of the council would be happy to endorse strong applications to the fund.

MRS LINDA ARKLEY

Mayor of North Tyneside