Pre-Start Businesses

When you are a pre-start up you have lots of questions to ask. You are thinking about testing your ideas, getting going, understanding how any regulations affect your business, managing your cash flows and making sure you don’t pay more tax than you need to. There's lots to consider!


As part of our pre-start accountancy and business services, we offer a friendly ear, consider no question too small and offer affordable fixed fees to help you get going.

The good news is that you do not need to be an all round expert to succeed in business. All you need is the support of a skilled team and at Harlands we specialise in accountancy, tax and business advisory services for people who are about to start in business. We love working with enthusiastic new business owners and we are passionate about helping them make their new business a success.

We have the experience, focus and passion to help you start up and build a strong business for the future and will work with you to understand the challenges you face and always adapt our support to ensure you get the best possible value.

Starting a business is an exciting time when you get to kick start the ideas you have been developing.

It’s a time that is about creativity, devotion, passion and establishing skills and as part of our service we will assist you in ensuring that your energy is focussed on the key aspects of your work and not into any concerns around the legal and financial parts of running a business.

There some key reasons to invest in Harlands when starting up your new venture but quite simply it is because we become part of your team – someone you can trust and rely upon. We believe in building strong relationships with out clients, and working together as partners. Our experienced team have worked with a range of business owners across the North East developing their new venture, raising the much needed funding and building the business for a successful future. We can do the same for you.

To find out more why not read on a bit further or contact us to talk through your start up ideas.


Business Advisory Services

Here is where you can find out more about the Advisory support and services we offer to help you make your dream into a reality. Please ask us about the grant funding you may be eligible for also.

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Case Studies

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Online Marketing Software Development Company

Husband and Wife were business owners of a web marketing business providing Search Engine Optimisation and Web Marketing services. They had an idea for an innovative web marketing product that would help other web and digital agencies manage multiple clients u

Raised Finance

£50,000

Equity Investment

£275,000

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Testimonials

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Fran Williams, Perspective Business Centres Ltd

Deciding to work with Harlands for our start up business was a thought about decision as money was tight and they cost a little more than perhaps other traditional accountants.  The key to making the right decision was their wealth and breadth of experience in so many aspects of the financial world and they have proven invaluable in helping me establish and build a better business and staying in control of the process during the stressful, time pressured and out of control period that everyone has to go through to step out of their comfort zone and start a new business.

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The Business Advisory Team

Meet members of the business advisory team

Glyn Davison

Managing Director and Growth Coach

Lee Quarzi

Director

Pauline Gibson

Business Systems Advisor

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Resources

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Accountancy Services

Once the business is up and running, there are many services we can offer that will turn your dream into a successful reality. For further information see the Start Up Services section.

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Case Studies

See our latest accountancy case studies

Online Marketing Software Development Company

Husband and Wife were business owners of a web marketing business providing Search Engine Optimisation and Web Marketing services. They had an idea for an innovative web marketing product that would help other web and digital agencies manage multiple clients u

Raised Finance

£50,000

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£275,000

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Testimonials

Read our latest accountancy testimonials

Roland Glancy, Heatwave UK Ltd

Phil has been great in helping us to develop the business case for the Radfan. From the very first meeting Phil was able to give us great advice on how to best structure the accounting and management reporting requirements for a VC backed business. We have always received solid advice and appreciate all the time that Phil invests with us to fully understand our business and its changing needs.

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The Accountancy Team

Meet members of the accountancy team

Sophie Ditchburn

Corporate Services Accountant

Sarah Moore

Manager of Customer and Business Services

Jean Armstrong

Head of Payroll

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Resources

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Tax Services

Once the business is up and running, there are many tax services we offer that will turn your dream into a successful reality. For further information see the Start Up Services section.

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Case Studies

See our latest tax case studies

Online Marketing Software Development Company

Husband and Wife were business owners of a web marketing business providing Search Engine Optimisation and Web Marketing services. They had an idea for an innovative web marketing product that would help other web and digital agencies manage multiple clients u

Raised Finance

£50,000

Equity Investment

£275,000

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Testimonials

Read our latest tax testimonials

Stephen Thomas, OGI

“Harlands have been our accountants for over 11 years and regularly provide advice they consider beneficial to our business.  None has been more valuable than steering us through the R&D tax credit process.  Glyn and Joanne provided us with in-depth knowledge of the background of the credits and specifically what the Inland Revenue sought to achieve, that is to reward SME’s to invest in genuine in-house research and development, with the end result of improving scientific and technical standards, so winning more work and increasing revenue”

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The Tax Team

Meet members of the tax team

Louis Heartfield

Payroll Advisor

Sophie Ditchburn

Corporate Services Accountant

Jaclyn Warwick

Emerging Team Accountant

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Resources

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