We’re so much more than a set of keys…

Business Support & Coaching

Here at John Buddle Work Village we have got your back every step of the way on your business journey whether you’re starting out, growing or looking to stay ahead. As a tenant you can gain free access to this package of tailored support. Whether this may be 1:1 business mentoring or acquiring new skills participating in one of our workshops ran by our network of local business owners, or you have a particular query you need an answer to.

Call our team now on 0191 226 7300.

How we can help


There are so many reasons to choose us. Please click on the numbered links below for more information.

  • Free Business Advice
  • Free Workshops & Masterclasses
  • Business Mentoring
  • Networking Events
  • Buddle Business Network

Free Business Advice

As a tenant of the John Buddle Work Village you can tap into the expertise around you for free. We have business advisors and coaches on-hand who can help you with any queries or issues you encounter as well as help you respond positively to any challenges you may face as a small business.

We can also signpost you to 12 hours of free support from BIPC North East Citylife Experts who will share their expertise on a wide range of topics including: intellectual property, digital, legal, finance, marketing, HR , social media, and so much more.

Free Workshops & Masterclasses

We host a range of Workshops for people who have clear employment or self-employment goals and need to upskill, gain knowledge or require specialist advice. These are run by industry experts who have ample experience of running their own business.

If it’s growing your business you require support with then our short Masterclasses are ideal! Covering a huge range of topics from HR to GDPR, Marketing to Websites, Selling online and even Tik Tok for business, we’ve partnered with some of the region’s best-known experts to help new start-ups.

Business Mentoring

Our mentors know what it means to run a small business and are passionate about helping start-ups to flourish.

They can offer an independent and external perspective to assist your decision making, be a trusted shoulder to lean on when you’re feeling anxious or uncertain or even an outlet for discussing ideas, challenges and new opportunities. Not to mention they can help you access new networks and make connections, vital for any growing business.

  • Be a trusted shoulder to lean on when you’re feeling anxious or uncertain.
  • Be an outlet for discussing ideas, challenges and new opportunities.
  • Help access new networks and make connections.

Networking Events

We understand how important it is to converse with other small businesses, therefore we regularly host networking events to mix with other tenants and share ideas and maybe even frustrations. It helps to know you are not alone.

Buddle Business Network

John Buddle Work Village is a purpose built Business Centre which was created to support new and young businesses in the West End of Newcastle. Since 2004 businesses have called John Buddle Work Village their home, creating a substantial network of innovative like-minded entrepreneurs you can be a part of! This network of entrepreneurs remain part of the Buddle Community, so if you have a question you need an answer to or even just looking for some guidance there will be someone who can provide the answer. We are far more than a set of keys!

Surplus income generated from the Workspace is reinvested into the charity Reviving the Heart of the West End and their Explore Start and Grow programme which supports local people across Newcastle from all backgrounds and communities on their journey into jobs, self employment, training, starting a business, education, volunteering or social action groups.


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Our Ethos

We’re more than just a set of keys… we go above and beyond simply providing you with a space for your business.

What makes us smart is the wrap around service provided here at John Buddle Work Village. We understand the challenges that come with launching, running and growing a business and we’ll help you navigate them whenever you need us.

We’ve been doing this since 2004 and along with our vast amounts of experience and knowledge, we also have access to a large business support network across the region, which we can tap into on your behalf.

We also have a wonderful community. Not only do we have a fantastic team of staff but we’re proud to have a great bunch of existing businesses here who exchange ideas, work together and help each other out.

So as you can see – we don’t just hand over the keys and let you get on with it. We hand over the keys, get to know you and support you with all of your business requirements – whether you’re staying for a while or just with us for a few hours.