Good start to the year

AN accountancy practice has taken advantage of improving business confidence to successfully complete eight deals in less than six months across the North East region.

Highlights for the corporate finance team at Tait Walker, which has one of its three offices in Morpeth, include supporting Northumberland-based New Leaf Food Group in securing fund-raising with trade investor Goldenfry to launch the golfing food and drink start-up, Sweet Spot.

It has also helped a range of other firms, including manufacturers and a rehabilitation services provider, to receive investment and assisted groups of senior employees in achieving management buy-outs.

Tait Walker partner Michael Smith said: “We have had a really positive start to the year and activity levels have improved substantially compared to last year. This is a result of the increasing levels of confidence within management teams.”