What our tenants say...

"I really appreciated the positive and pro-active approach from the Work Village team – I was so impressed I signed up there and then for an office suite for my new business."

Dave Hall: Director
Health and Safety NE

Offices, workshops & conferences Newcastle...

• Flexible easy in-easy out terms

• No lengthy tie ins

• Modern purpose built accommodation

• Ample free parking

• Conference/Meeting Rooms

• 24/7 secure access

• 24hr CCTV

• Easy access to A1

• City Centre location

• Competitive Inclusive rates


0191 226 7300


John Buddle Work Village
Buddle Road
Newcastle upon Tyne


Do you want to start and run your own business?

FREE local Workshops and 1-1 Business Advice at John Buddle Work Village, Newcastle, NE4 8AW

Thursday 10th May from 9am to 12 noon

Click here to download our information flyer.


From left – James Boyle (Paradice), Julie Blackie (Pink Boutique) and Nikki Boyle (Paradice).

Budding entrepreneurs aged 16-24 who are looking to turn an idea into a business are being invited to join a free Newcastle enterprise programme.
Recruitment is now underway for Business Sparks, an innovative short course run by Reviving the Heart of the West End (RHWE).
Spaces are available for up to 30 people who would like to work with business advisers and business mentors to explore ideas and get help and guidance on how to start a business.

Hannah Morrow, development officer at Business Sparks, said: “We offer local people really practical, hands-on advice and support. Our informal and relaxed workshops run every week, and we can even provide access to free office space, events, mentors and a start-up grant.

“We’re really excited to announce our next Business Sparks programme will start on Tuesday October 3 2017 at John Buddle Work Village and registration is open now for anyone who would like to take part.”

During the course, there is a series of evening workshops on marketing, finance, research, sales, and social media for business. Our business advisers will also provide 1:1 advice and there’s lots of other business support that will be made available including expertise and guidance from our business mentors.

Anybody interested is asked to email Hannah and the team at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call her on 0191 226 7300 to find out more about what’s involved and how to register.

Hannah Morrow explained that Business Sparks has helped over 100 young people to complete the course with 15 businesses started up.

A recent success was Paradice Clothing, a new online clothing brand established by brother and sister team James and Nikki Boyle. The business sells T-shirts, shirts and trousers, which all include Paradice’s trademark dice motif. As well as business support, Business Sparks facilitated mentoring from Julie Blackie, a director behind the hugely successful North East clothing retailer Pink Boutique.

Nikki Boyle said: “Business Sparks has been running for many years now and the team has lots of experience helping young people like us to start our own business. The help and support from the Business Sparks adviser was invaluable and we couldn’t believe it when we were offered the chance to meet a mentor and were connected with the directors of Pink Boutique. The experience has been fantastic and we have learned so much that is helping us with our own business Paradice Clothing.”

For young people to realise their business dreams - become the next online, tech, or retail success - call Business Sparks for more information.

Unlock the secrets of selling on the Internet

Unlock the secrets of selling on the Internet

Thinking of starting a business or would just like to know more about selling online?

Learn how to use eBay, Etsy, Facebook and Gumtree and decide which platform could work best for you.

Date: Thursday 15 June / Thursday 22 June 2017
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm. Lunch provided
Venue: John Buddle Work Village, Newcastle NE4 8AW
Cost: Fully funded – eligibility criteria applies*

Our workshop will give you practical tips and guidance on how it all works. With expert advice from Laura Mathieson, you’ll understand more about selling online and what exactly is involved.

Sell online

How does it all work. Staying safe online. What platform can I use. What’s the difference between apps and browsers.

What Platforms are best

The pros and cons? How does Facebook, eBay, Gumtree and Etsy work. Will, I need my own website?

Getting started on eBay

How to set up a seller account and understanding fees. Making the most of your account. Opening a PayPal account and links to eBay.

Using Photos

Tips and ideas for displays and taking the best photos.

Listing Products Online

How to catch the customer’s eye. Writing a powerful listing.

Customer Service

What do buyers expect. How do sellers make sure this happens? Encouraging questions and customer feedback.

Managing the Cost of Selling Online

Understanding and getting your pricing right. Covering the cost of post, packing and on-line fees.

* The workshop is fully funded and only available to anyone who has not already started a business.
Find out more…

Contact our Business Start Up Team at John Buddle Work Village on:
T: 0191 226 7300  
E: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
Register at http://bit.ly/Selling_Online2

5 reasons why virtual office space works

Reduced overheads

Keeping your overheads low means you can pass on savings to clients. This makes you competitive. It also affects your profit margin. Furthermore, it provides an opportunity for growth and to move towards leasing or purchasing your own office or workplace...


Maximise your uptime

With a virtual office there's no travel time. This means you're working day starts sooner and you can be more focused on your job. It keeps productivity up.


Professional image

A company with it's own office, receptionist, meeting room and designated business address gives your business credibility. A virtual office can provide this at a fraction of the cost. The benefits of this over a residential address are huge and one of the biggest factors is company image. A virtual office is an exceptional solution for start-ups and entrepreneurs to keep costs low while building a professional image.



"Virtual Officing" is the way to go! Businesses and consumers accept it as a modern way of working. Less travel time, more flexibility and with technology enabling communication like never before it has become commonplace.



Businesses are really stepping up to help reduce their impact on the environment. Renting a virtual office is a great way to do this. Less air pollution from travelling to work means it's an eco-friendly option.


To arrange a viewing of the Virtual Village hub please don't hesitate to contact us on 0191 226 7300.




Do you want to start and run your own business?

FREE local Workshops and 1-1 Business Advice at
John Buddle Work Village, Newcastle, NE4 8AW
Thursday 10th May from 9am to 12 noon

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