When I set up Sarah Hall Consulting, the aim was to find businesses that I wanted to work with because I was excited by their offering and because they were just jolly nice people. With this in mind, it's a big open armed welcome to IP Group plc, the latest addition to the client portfolio. As well as ticking both boxes, the team at IP Group know their stuff and are already making a positive difference within the region. The remit for Sarah Hall Consulting is to build the profile of the Finance For Business North East Technology Fund, a £25m venture capital fund dedicated to investing in mature and early stage technology businesses based in or willing to relocate to the North East of England. It's a pleasure to follow up the deal stories coming through, especially as the trickle starts to become a flood. If you want to find out more about what they do, why not visit www.thenortheasttechnologyfund.com or www.ipgroupplc.com.