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Ward Hadaway supports Scaleup North East businesses with new initiative

Leading law firm Ward Hadaway is supporting local businesses as part of the Scaleup North East Accelerator initiative.

From left, Colin Hewitt, Head of Commercial at Ward Hadaway with Programme Director, Jason Legget

The law firm is working closely with businesses to provide legal support and advice on a range of key issues, including help with contract negotiations, registering trademarks, employment law advice and HR.

Scaleup North East is designed for companies with the potential to go through significant growth by the year 2021. The programme aims to work with 650 businesses that can demonstrate the required desire and potential to achieve high levels of growth in this time.

RTC North is delivering Scaleup North East in partnership with North East Local Enterprise Partnership, and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Programme Director, Jason Legget, said: “Scaleup North East Solution Providers are organisations that have vast experience of working with scaling businesses and Ward Hadaway has highlighted with this initiative how much support there is out there for those businesses that are scaling.

“We are delighted to have enlisted the support of such a major regional law firm to help us with our agenda and support businesses in overcoming any barriers to continued growth, as well as nurturing the next generation.

“The scope of their expertise and what they can offer will make a real difference to the prospects of growth for the businesses which we are supporting.”

Colin Hewitt, Head of Commercial at Ward Hadaway, added: “Scaling of the region’s businesses is vital to the growth and wellbeing of its economy and we are delighted to support fast-growing businesses which will become the engine of the region’s economy.

“We have designed a bespoke package tailored for individual scaling businesses, based on the size of the companies and the range of support they may need.”

All scaling businesses referred via Scaleup North East will be eligible for Ward Hadaway’s bespoke “Scale-Up North East Accelerator” package for one year following referral.

Register your interest in the programme here

Scaleup North East is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.