The partnership will see RSM deliver business advice, seminars and panels to members of its Exchange business programme, designed to support early-stage tech companies.
The audit, tax and consulting firm will be present at the Exchange programme from this summer, when the first participants will begin the six to 12 month scheme, to handle queries.
The programme will be based in a new workspace at the Bonded Warehouse in Enterprise City, a Manchester-based “cluster” of workspaces for digital, tech and media businesses.
RSM will also run its own sector-specific seminars for the Exchange cohort to support them in running their businesses, providing expertise on fundraising, tax credits, HR services and international expansion.
Nick Wyatt, director and North West head of media and technology at RSM, said: “We have a long and proud history of supporting businesses to grow and expand in the media and technology space.
“We are excited to support the Exchange programme at Enterprise City and help build and develop the existing base of entrepreneurial skills. With our in-depth industry expertise, tailored to individual and specific needs, we will be able to help them excel and grow.”
He added: “We understand the challenges faced by growing media and technology businesses.
“Enterprise City is a fantastic initiative and workspace which encourages collaboration and we are committed to working with companies throughout their growth cycle.”
Tanya Grady, head of partnerships at Enterprise City, said: “Our scale-ups will have a unique opportunity to gain advice and direction from one of the most experienced leaders in the industry.
“Partnering with RSM is an exciting move and we are looking forward to seeing the benefit it has to the first and future Exchange cohorts.”
RSM has advised over 1,850 clients across the media and tech sectors to date, and has contributed over £32m to its UK fee income of approximately £310m this year.