AN enterprise venture, which has created more than 100 North-East jobs, is holding an event to celebrate its success.
The scheme uses skilled business coaches, who support companies and give backing to people setting up their own firms.
Bosses are now holding an event to mark its growth over the last 12 months, which will feature businesses that have created jobs, move premises and increased turnover.
One of the companies exhibiting will be engineering firm Scurator, which is based in Saltburn, east Cleveland.
Managing director Greg Sills founded the company seven years ago.
He said: “The team has been a huge help and I would recommend any entrepreneur or company looking to grow to get in touch with them.
“They can help with a wide range of subjects and if they can’t answer your questions they always put you in touch with people who can.”
Aerial photography iSky Unmanned Systems is another company receiving support.
Tony Chapman, from the firm, said: “They’ve been fantastic.
“Although I was previously a bank manager, I felt there was a lot I needed to learn about running my own business.
“I did as many of their workshops as I could, including marketing, media, sales, finance and social networking.
“They also helped us put our business plan together and even pointed us towards some funding, so they were valuable in absolutely every way.”
Councillor Mark Hannon, Redcar and Cleveland Council’s cabinet member for economic development, praised the team’s work.
He added: “This is an anniversary worth celebrating.
“The team has helped firms to create more than 100 jobs and boosted the performance of scores of companies.
“That success brings with it wealth and prosperity to families in Redcar and Cleveland and to the local economy.
“It is very much a job well done.”
The celebration event takes place at Tuned In, in Redcar, on Tuesday, May 27.