Avoid the expensive hurdles in business

(left to right) Graeme Surtees (Waltonsclarkwhitehill) Theresa Carling (Tilly Bailey and Irvine) and Andy Steel (Hartlepool College of Further Education).
(left to right) Graeme Surtees (Waltonsclarkwhitehill) Theresa Carling (Tilly Bailey and Irvine) and Andy Steel (Hartlepool College of Further Education).

TOP tips on how to avoid massive costs in business will be explained at a conference in Hartlepool.

The free business seminar will be held at Hartlepool College of Further Education in Stockton Street by organisers from the Hartlepool Business Forum.

The double edged topic of the event is “10 Topical Tax Tips” and “10 Ways to end up at a Tribunal (and tips to avoid it)”.

It runs from 4pm to 6.30pm on Thursday, April 24.

Forum co-ordinator Andrew Steel said: “This seminar is aimed at business owners, managers, and supervisors. It is also aimed at personnel, human resources and finance staff across all size of organisations and sectors.”

Mr Steel, who is also the assistant principal of the college, explained why the event was so important.

“All businesses are constantly striving to reduce their operational costs in order to prosper in a difficult financial climate. This seminar gives you some very useful tips in how you can avoid potential costs to your business in

managing your tax and staff performance effectively.”

He urged people to come along and said: “It is part of the Hartlepool Business Forum priority of trying to engage and offer support between businesses within the town.

The event will start with registration, tea and coffee at 4pm before a talk on topical tax tips by tax partner Sharon Adams and senior tax manager George Hardy, who are both from Waltons Clark Whitehill.

After a break at 5pm, Theresa Carling, who is an employment law specialist with Tilly Bailey & Irvine, will talk on the subject of “10 Ways to end up at a Tribunal (and tips to avoid it)”.

Mr Steel added: “Tilley Bailey & Irvine and Waltons Clark Whitehill have very kindly offered their services free of charge to the Business Forum, to give advice on issues which are quite critical to all businesses, no matter what size or sector they belong to.

“We want to encourage everyone to take advantage of something that is rarely seen which is free and up-to-date information to benefit your business from experts in the field.”

Anyone wanting to register for the event should contact Jo Shepherd at JShepherd@Hartlepoolfe.ac.uk by Friday, April 18.