Community Investment & Other Support

How we can Help

The Foundation is also able to offer other support through the Professional Services Group (PSG) project.  


The Professional Services Group (PSG) - is a professional volunteering service where local professionals donate their time and services to be then matched to the needs of voluntary and community groups in the Tees Valley. 

Eligibility Conditions- applicants need to be:

  • A small community organisation (with less than £100k turnover pa)
  • Based within the Tees Valley - Darlington, Middlesbrough, Stockton on Tees, Hartlepool, Redcar and Cleveland
  • Formally constituted and/ or incorporated with a constitution or set of rules, with a minimum of three trustees/ directors as elected members

Priority is given to groups and organisations who could not otherwise access professional help due to lack of resource.

If you have any queries or would like to make an application please contact Hayley Wilson on 01642 260860.



PR, Events, Marketing, Design and Media

  • Via Creative

    Joined PSG in 2008 to support community groups with branding, printing and design.

    01642 777848

  • Bombshell Design

    Joined PSG in 2005 to provide corporate and brand identity support, business stationery, design and web support.

    01642 605055

Accounting, Financial Services & Investment Management

  • Baines Jewitt LLP

    Joined PSG in1996 to provide accountancy, audit and taxation services including advice on business mergers/sales, local authority grants assistance, computer installations and management reporting systems.

    01642 632032

  • Censis

    Joined PSG in 1996 to offer assistance and advice in respect of all accountancy and taxation matters

    01429 986914

  • Chipchase Manners

    Joined PSG in 1996 offering accountancy and management consultancy services.

    01642 813771

  • Haines Watts

    Joined PSG in 2000 to provide accountancy support.

    01325 254702

  • Leonard Bye

    Joined PSG in 2002 to provide accounting, auditing, taxation, business planning and forecasting support.

    01642 246006

  • S V Bye

    Joined PSG in 1996 providing accountancy, taxation, business planning, bookkeeping, payroll, vat and advice to business start ups.

    01287 612000

  • Swallow & Co

    Joined PSG in 2005 to provide accountancy, business planning and management consultancy support.

    01642 711407

  • Tindle's LLP

    Joined PSG in 2000 providing accountancy services.

    01642 878555

  • Anderson Barrowcliff LLP

    Joined PSG in 1996 offering a wide range of financial services for the growing and developing business.

    01642 660300

  • Waltons Clark Whitehill

    Joined PSG in 1996 to provide general consultancy services.

    01429 234414

  • Brewin Dolphin

    Brewin Stockbrokers joined PSG in 1996 to assist local communities with investment advice.


  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP


Architecture, Construction, Engineering and Surveying

  • Alpha Plus: Architects

    Joined PSG in 1998 and offer a full architectural design service.

    01325 464111

  • Anderson Ellis Architecture Limited

    Joined PSG in 2005 to assist community groups with architectural services, building condition surveys and access audits for DDA.

    01325 480333

  • Dimension-cs

    Joined PSG in 1999 providing architectural services.

    01642 607087

  • ELR Architects

    Joined PSG in 2009 to assist community based projects with feasibility reports, drawings, planning negotiations/applications and building control.

    01642 782888

  • Hansom Architects Ltd

    Joined PSG in 2005 to help to improve the built environment by offering all types of architectural services including building surveys, feasibility studies and development appraisals.

    01609 772100

  • Matthew Trotter & Miller

    Joined PSG in 2005 to provide architectural services for small scale commercial/retail development, village halls and community resource centres.

    01642 673449

  • Sadler Brown Architecture

    Joined PSG in 2000 (as Reid Jubb Brown) to offer normal architectural, landscape and urban design advice at inital stages of projects, feasibility studies, historic buildings and conservation advice.

    0191 2616795

  • Scurator Ltd

    Joined PSG in 2007 to provide architecture and engineering services to the Community.

    01287 624644

  • Billinghurst George & Partners

    Joined PSG in 2005 and offer structural engineering, building surveying and drainage/flood assessments.

    01642 876470

  • CSN Consulting LLP

    Joined PSG in 2005 and are chartered building surveyors offering condition surveys, defect inspections, dilapidations, maintenance, repairs and refurbishment.

    01642 608080

  • Baker Mallet

    Joined PSG in 1996 offering quantity surveying services.

    01642 608511

  • BMM Heaters Ltd

    Joined PSG in 2008 to help the community with design/advice of heating and ventilation environmental products.

    01642 240700

  • Storeys Edward Symmons

    Joined PSG in 1996 providing property consultancy concerning commercial and industrial property.

    01642 230800

  • K Home International Ltd

    Joined PSG in 1996 offering multi-disciplined engineering design services.

    01642 765421

  • Structural & Civil Consultants Ltd

    Joined PSG in 2000 to provide engineering services for modern structures in steel, masonry or timber but with a particular interest in historic buildings and ancient monuments.

    01609 779904

Training, Development, Health & Safety

  • Ask -Consultancy

    Joined PSG in 2009 to provide business expertise, business planning and change management, source funding opportunities and advice, project management, mentoring and coaching services.

    01642 519066

  • Destinations@Saltburn

    Joined PSG in 2007 to assist local businesses with IT training and business planning support.


  • TDR Training Ltd

    Joined PSG in 2008 offering support and training with health and safety and risk assessments.

    0191 491 1505

  • Hartlepool Shopmobility

    Joined PSG in 2007 to provide access audits, access statements and disability awareness training.

    01429 861777

Business Planning, Management & HR

  • Be All You Can

    Joined PSG in 2005 offering business enterprise planning support.

    01287 622955

  • Blue Box Management Consultants Ltd

    Joined PSG in 2009 offering business planning and start up advice, business growth and developments, project planning & implementation, coaching and mentoring support.


  • Community Ventures Ltd

    Joined PSG in 2000 to offer business planning services for the third sector including HR, Governance issues, Employment law and assistance with policies and procedures.

    01642 230314

  • Mayberry Consultancy Ltd

    Joined PSG in 2006 to provide business and management consultancy


  • Network Solutions

    Joined PSG in 2007 to provide capacity building support

    07951 725701

  • Pet&r LLP

    Joined PSG in 2006 to provide business, management and recruitment consultancy

    01642 576405

  • HR2Day

    Joined PSG in 2012 offering HR strategy development, HR policy and procedures and HR consultancy services.


  • Jean & Derek Noble

    Joined PSG in 2008 offering business development consultancy services,

    01642 700830

  • Blueberry Connections Ltd

    Blueberry Connections joined PSG in October 2012 and specialise in voice, mobile and data solutions for businesses with the aim of making complex solutions and technologies straightforward.


Local Authorities

  • Middlesbrough Borough Council

    The Council delivers quality, value-for-money services to local communities, with some rated among the best in the country.

    01642 245432

  • Stockton Borough Council

    The Council delivers services to local communities in Stockton.

    01642 393939

  • Hartlepool Borough Council

    The Council delivers services to local communities in Hartlepool.

    01429 266522

  • Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

    The Council delivers services to local communities in Redcar & Cleveland

    01642 774774

Third Sector Support Agencies

  • Hartlepool Voluntary Development Agency

    Through HVDA groups are able to access appropriate advice and information on a wide range of issues from charitable status, to managing a group, raising funds or developing meaningful partnerships with other agencies. With this help, groups can flourish and expand their services and/or activities to the community.

    01429 262641

  • Middlesbrough Voluntary Development Agency

    MVDA was established in 2002 as the primary infrastructure organisation for Middlesbrough's voluntary and community sector (VCS). Our role is to support, promote and develop local voluntary and community action.

    01642 249300

  • Redcar & Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency

    Redcar & Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency exists to support, promote and develop volunteering and the voluntary sector in the borough of Redcar and Cleveland, in order that individuals and local groups can grow in confidence and skill and communities as a whole are sustained and enriched.

    01642 440571

  • Catalyst

    Catalyst's mission is to shape an environment in which third sector organisations are inspired, supported and empowered to achieve their own missions.

    01642 733906

  • Tees Valley Rural Community Council

    Tees Valley Rural Community Council is committed to working towards the social, economic and environmental well-being of rural communities in the Tees Valley and those who live in them. It will particularly attempt to identify and address rural disadvantage.

    01642 213852

  • Evolution Darlington

    eVOLution aims to promote, support and develop the voluntary and community sector in Darlington to bring about positive change in the lives of people and their communities.

    01325 266 888

Legal and Insurance

  • Goodswens

    Goodswens solicitors joined PSG in 1997 offering a comprehensive range of services.

    01642 482424

  • Jacksons Law Firm

    Joined PSG in 1996 to provide legal expertise in company/commercial law, commercial litigation, employment law, personal injurry, insolvency, debt collection and commercial conveyancing.

    01642 356500

  • Punch Robson

    Punch Robson joined PSG in 1996 providing an "across the board" range of legal services.

    01642 230700

  • Tilly Bailey & Irvine LLP

    Joined PSG in 2001 offering a full range of legal services.

    01740 646017


  • Askew Bunting Solicitors

    Joined PSG in 2005 offering advice with regards to lease work and employment law.

    01642 252555

Enterprise & Income Generation

  • Richard Hanage Associates

    Joined PSG in 2007 providing small business start up and develoipment, training and advice.

    01642 317309

  • Community Campus 87

    Joined PSG in 2007 to offer community based enterprise development support.