TTRB Start-Up Star Competition

We are looking for one exciting new business to support and mentor during their first year of operation in 2016.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to tell us why your business is set to be a success and why it holds a unique position in the marketplace.  All entries can be submitted online below and the closing date for entries is 15th May 2016.

TTR Barnes Start-up Stars

Complete your details to enter the TTR Barnes Start-up Stars competition

In return for proving your start-up “star” status, you could win a year’s worth of start-up services for your business, including the following:

  • 1 year’s accounting service up to the value of £1000*
  • 4x 1 hour business advice sessions with business advisor (one per quarter)
  • 3 months’ virtual office space at North East BIC
  • 1 year’s subscription to Sage One Cashbooks

A Start-up Star Success Story – Walker Filtration

We are experienced and focused on start-ups and have helped many new businesses to become a success through our unique, nurturing accountancy approach. Take a look at our start-up star client case study – Walker Filtration – to see how quality accountancy services can make a difference to a start-up.  We know that good financial advice during the business infancy stage can save costly mistakes and ensure future efficiency.

brian walkerClient Brian Walker MBE, of Walker Filtration, started his international business from his garage in 1983 with the help of TTR Barnes.  Today, Brian employs over 200 people, has plants in the USA, Japan and Australia and is in receipt of no less than 5 Queen’s awards for Enterprise.  He is supporting the campaign and believes that the right business support is essential when starting out. “I would encourage all start-ups to enter. This is a great opportunity for one lucky business as they will benefit from the financial and technical support that comes from having a good accountant. The right accountants are not just bean counters, they are business advisors and mentors. The best advice I had when launching the business was to “Get a good banker, get a good solicitor and get a good accountant!” It is advice that has stood me in good stead over the years and gave me the confidence and time to focus on growing my business when I needed it most.”


start up stars launch

Karen Crozier (l) and David Barnes (r) from TTR Barnes, alongside Brian Walker of Walker Filtration Ltd.


Terms and Conditions of Competition

  • Businesses must be located in Tyne and Wear.  For example, Sunderland, Durham, Washington, South Shields or Newcastle.
  • Businesses must have launched in the last 6 months or be about to launch in the next 6 months.
  • Businesses must be able to show why their business stands out from the competition and is set to become a success in the marketplace.
  • All entries must be submitted online by 12pm on 15th May 2016.  All entries will be judged against criteria by the TTR Barnes team.
  • Judges’ decision is final.
  • There is no transferral or cash replacement of prize.
  • *Services included in line with start-ups price guide on website.  See price-guide.html




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