More support for businesses

Colin Griffiths of Stranton Business Centre.
Colin Griffiths of Stranton Business Centre.

A BUSINESS centre is undergoing changes to reflect its increasing range of services for Hartlepool firms.

 The Stranton Business Centre is planning a new focus to reflect its increased role as a support centre for small enterprises.

 Business consultant Colin Griffiths, based at the centre, said: “We have a full chain of every sort of trade you can think of. This is an area we can look to develop with a support network.”

 New signs are planned and Mr Griffiths added: “We are doing this after talking to and listening to small business people. They are telling us that they don’t know who to talk to, and we have talked through the issues that they have.

 “We can offer advice to them and we are spreading the word so that other people could come to us.

 “There seems to be an increase in the one-man limited company and we can cover every aspect of their issues, whether it is set-up requirements, compilation of annual accounts and returns, and liaison with HMRC and Companies House.”

 Stranton Business Centre provides facilities including a full administration service, desk and office space, and meeting rooms.

 It also has expert staff with qualifications in fields such as accountancy.

 To find out more, contact (01429) 280444.