Roadshow to help people develop their business ideas

A ROADSHOW is visiting the borough to give advice to would-be entrepreneurs.

Enterprise agency TEDCO is holding a series of roadshows around the north east and will be at the Travelodge Hotel on Silverlink from 10am to noon on Saturday, April 20.

The events aim to give people the push they need to become their own boss, with business advisors and experienced entrepreneurs passing on helpful tips and advice.

Carole White, business development manager at TEDCO, said: “The roadshows will be held in conjunction with our Ready for Business start-up programme, which principally specialises in helping new businesses obtain introductions to lenders and explore avenues to attract investment.

“However, they also offer an in-depth assessment process starting with the ideas stage through to the business start and for the first time, mentoring beyond the start-up stage.

“We aim to attract a broad mix of people to the events, including those looking to purchase an existing business or even those who have experienced redundancy and are looking for a new challenge to develop some of their business ideas.”

Places at the events are free but limited, contact or call (0191) 519 7221 to book or for more information.