Start with strong legal foundations 

October 3, 2016

Starting out in business can be daunting, and prospective business owners can be put off at the thought of sorting out ‘the legals’. That’s why David Gray Solicitors LLP has teamed up with The HR Dept Newcastle to combine their expertise and start the North East Business Hub, which offers businesses an affordable package of advice, support, and preparation of the all-important legal documents.

On top of this is access to quarterly networking events, which will provide an encouraging and inclusive atmosphere for business owners to support each other. There will also be regular e-bulletins to make sure member businesses are up to date about business law, employment law and HR issues.

The North East Business Hub was set up with the idea of supporting SMEs who need to have strong legal foundations in order for their business to flourish, but who are anxious about the cost implications of professional legal advice. That’s why North East Business Hub’s membership packages offer value for money, starting from just £60 plus VAT per month.

The Business Package, priced at £60 plus VAT per month (based on a 12-month membership), provides a full set of bespoke terms and conditions drafted by David Gray Solicitors with the aim of supporting your business and its needs. You’ll also get assistance in recovering outstanding debts, and detailed advice about which business structure you should adopt to help your business to work efficiently and protect yourself as the owner. You will also have access to specialist HR and employment advice from The HR Dept Newcastle during your membership, in addition to free admission to all our networking events and our regular e-bulletins.

The People Package, also priced at £60 plus VAT per month on the basis of a 12-month membership, provides a bespoke employment contract prepared by The HR Dept Newcastle based on your individual business needs, a full disciplinary and grievance procedure and a full HR admin guide.

You’ll also have access to a Directors’ Service Agreement and a Sub Contractor Agreement, in addition to access to HR and employment law advice throughout your membership. Furthermore, business law advice from David Gray Solicitors will be available as well as free admission to our events and our regular e-bulletins.

If both packages sound good to you, you can take out both at the discounted rate of £99 plus VAT per month.

The North East Business Hub 
To join the hub, call 0191 243 8147 or email

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