Thousands of enterprising North East folk have trusted TEDCO with their ideas and plans.

Often best described by people who have already experienced ‘the TEDCO way’ of business support, such as those features as Case Studies, it certainly helps that we offer flexible support to suit your situation.

Our business advisors have each spent years running and looking after start-ups and small businesses. You’ll find them to be interested in what you have to say and will guide you by sharing business facts, their experiences (the good and the bad!) and perhaps most invaluable of all, they can empathise with you as you take a step forward.

Starting with the basics, you can learn about everything from marketing to business planning and everything in between at our easy-access online workshops. Interactive and injecting humour where we can, the sessions give you a chance to ask questions in real time. They’re described as invaluable.

  • Easy-access online workshops – click here for TEDCO online workshops
    • How to start a business
    • Business planning
    • Marketing
    • Accounts and tax
  • Business growth advice and support
  • A dedicated business advisor
  • Access to guidance on funding and start-up loans
  • Networking Opportunities

All welcome to get in touch, and we’ll help you access the best support for you.

“Our business advisor Mark Johnston was a great support in helping us look at the intricacies of setting up a business in a non-traditional sector.  I consider our work to be specialist crafting and skill-building and Mark was able to guide us in the right direction to help launch on a firm footing.  It has supported a seamless growth strategy to move into retail and workshops in quite a short space of time.”


Alan Teather, Alan Teather Quilting

“TEDCO helped me strengthen and tighten up my ideas into a robust business plan. They remained a positive voice throughout. Their support gave me the confidence that I needed to push on, secure the vital funding through Virgin StartUp and turn my dreams into reality.”

Simon Laing – Cullercoats Bike & Kayak, Entrepreneur

Contact TEDCO

  • Office 1 .28, One Trinity Green, Eldon Street, South Shields, NE33 1SA
  • [email protected]
  • 0191 5166102
  • Darlington Business Central, Business Central, 2 Union Square, Central Park, Darlington DL1 1GL
  • 0191 5166102
  • Royal Quays Business Centre, Coble Dene, Royal Quays, North Shields NE29 6DE
  • 0191 5166102