September 14 ,2016 | by Helen Gould

North East businesses to support 100 start-ups

North East businesses

Two businesses from the North East have teamed up for a scheme that will benefit 100 start-ups in the region and boost the local economy by £5 million.

Harlands Accountants will partner with TEDCO Business Support to provide businesses with support and guidance.


Harlands Accountants will offer businesses a 12-month subscription to cloud-based accountancy software, as well as expert financial advice on how to set up a business.

TEDCO Business Support will offer personalised support through its Start and Grow programme, providing businesses with advice, peer learning and guidance.

New businesses will receive access to support worth £7,000 through the programme.

According to Harlands Accountants, the partnership will result in 300 to 500 new jobs being created in the region, which will boost the economy by £5 million.


Harlands Accountants Commercial Director Phil Murray said that the company looks forward to helping those who are looking to set up a new business.

“As part of this customer journey, we are committed to helping those wanting to set up a new business, and know that with our team of experts on hand, as well as the support from TEDCO, new and emerging businesses will be able to tap into a full range of expert business and financial advice to help get them off the ground,” he said.

Helen Gould

Helen is a News Writer for LSBF who writes about education, careers, sustainable business, and women in business.

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