Hebburn teacher gets business boost from law firm

GBLFs Gwen Jones, Greenshift Educational Services Angela Harrison and GBLFs Joy Heron, with Angelas children Chloe (10) and Callum (8).

GBLFs Gwen Jones, Greenshift Educational Services Angela Harrison and GBLFs Joy Heron, with Angelas children Chloe (10) and Callum (8).

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A former South Tyneside teacher who launched her own education-based company was given a helping hand by a law firm.

Greenshift Educational Services Limited, created by Angela Harrison, delivers interactive workshops and learning programmes to schools across the region.

The company was set up by the 43-year-old, from Hebburn, in a bid to encourage more young people to get excited about STEM-based subjects – science, technology, engineering and maths.

To help her in her business venture, she enlisted the help of Gordon Brown Law Firm in drawing up agreements for both directors and shareholders, as well as general business support.

Angela said: “Having come from a career in teaching, running a business seemed like a daunting prospect, but the help and support which the Core team at GBLF has provided me with is priceless, and really helped me to take the business to the next level.

“From workshops for local schools, to after school clubs, as well as tutoring services, adult ICT sessions and science parties – we offer it all. Everything we do is with the aim of inspiring youngsters to show an interest in STEM-based subjects, to help address the skills shortage the industries are currently facing.

“I’m really pleased with the response that the business has had in our first six months and hope that demand continues to rise, which will hopefully see us roll out into other areas of the UK, tap into the pre-school market, recruit, and one day, be able to offer apprenticeships.”

Since the company was launched in February, Mrs Harrison has worked with more than 30 schools across the region.

Gwen Jones, head of Core and associate solicitor at GBLF, said: “We were delighted when Greenshift Educational Services Limited instructed us to assist with creating directors’ agreements, shareholder agreements and company terms and conditions for its new and exciting business.

“The opportunities it provides to the children of the North East are fantastic and it was a pleasure to help Angela in getting the business set up right. I wish her the best of luck with her new venture and have no doubt that it will be a great success.”

For information on Greenshift Educational Services Limited, visit www.greenshifteducation.co.uk.

For information on Gordon Brown Law Firm, see www.gblf.co.uk.