MEMBERS of a North-East network for science and technology businesses now have access to legal expertise and guidance thanks to a new programme.

Law experts Sintons LLP are the latest company to join NETPark Net under its Affinity membership programme.

Managed by Business Durham on behalf of Durham County Council, NETPark Net already has over 300 active member companies and organisations operating in the fields of science, technology and engineering.

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It is the virtual equivalent of NETPark – a science and technology park located in Sedgefield in County Durham.

The Affinty programme is a gateway for professional services companies to provide a wealth of expertise and advice to support the region’s burgeoning cluster of science and technology businesses.

Stewart Watkins, managing director of Business Durham, said: “The Affinity programme provides NETPark Net members with access to professional services expertise which is vital for companies looking to grow and take new products to market.

“By bringing in new members with specialist knowledge in business-critical areas, we are providing the tools to allow innovation to develop at a faster pace.”

Anthony Evans, Partner at Sintons LLP, which specialises in providing legal services for companies across the UK, said: “It was clear from our first visit to NETPark that it is a place where world class science and technology companies and individuals come together.

“The Affinity package provides us with a great opportunity to contribute to the community with our specialist expertise."

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