A virtual business club goes online this month as part of an initiative led by chartered accountant Horwath Clark Whitehill.

The Hartlpool firm was the first principal member at teesvalley.eb 4b.co.uk, working as part of a national network of eb4b referral sites, offering advice and information to the local community.

Now the site has been joined by two new members and there is a chance for firms across the Tees Valley to get involved.

A directory will allow businesses to buy, sell or recommend companies and products, with e-mailable business cards to help spread the word about services on offer.

To find out more visit the teesvalley.eb4b.co.uk website.