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 Teesdale Networking Group meeting on Weds 12 December

The next monthly networking meeting is at Enterprise House on Wednesday, 12 December, starting at 9.30am.

In a different format, instead of the usual two speakers Enterprise House will be hosting a festive ‘event’ for our networkers to celebrate another successful year of meetings for Teesdale businesses and to thank them for their support – for the sole trader, for the small business and for those more established ones.

At this special meeting, food and drink will be provided with kind donations of cheese from Teesdale Cheesemakers and Mark Samuelson of Coachyard Creamery (both local cheesemakers) artisan bread rolls from Coghlans Bakery of Barningham and from Peter Smith of Besos Food and Drink who is donating Besos de Oro, the vegan alternative to Baileys liqueur. There will be mince pies, home-made cake, mulled wine, coffee, tea, and orange juice.

The fun continues throughout with a special informal Christmas quiz (just sheets on tables) for any team of people that wants to take part.

As all food and drink is gratis there will not be the usual cover charge for refreshments but there will be a voluntary donation for the Samaritans’ charity, in particular for its campaign ‘Small Talk Saves Lives’.

Please could you let either Lynn orJacquie Warner know if you plan to attend by email: info@e-house.co.uk or by calling 01833 696750.

Showing the value of networking meeting

 After the November meeting of the Teesdale Business Networking meeting, we were delighted to receive these kind words from one of the 20 attendees:

 

"Really enjoyable and certainly a pleasure to listen to Peter’s story."

Teesdale Networking Group meeting on Weds 14 November

 Funding for County Durham businesses and vegan enterprise are on the menu at the next networking meeting.

Our first speaker is John Atkinson of the North East Business Support Fund (NBSL).  NBSL has been delivering business support programmes across the region for a number of years.   Now in its fourth iteration, John Atkinson will be on hand to update the group on the latest funding opportunities. The fund supports business grants and also offers a place on one of a series of fully funded workshops designed to help businesses to develop key business skills to help them to grow their business. John will also be able to highlight some of the other opportunities that are currently available to County Durham businesses.

The main speaker, Peter Smith, will be telling the attendees all about the establishment of an alternative market that is growing exponentially.

Besos Food & Drinks Ltd started selling its products in 2016, with a vegan alternative to Baileys liqueur. Going up against the number one in the cream liqueur industry presented a massive challenge, but the time was right. In its first year there were sales of 1,800 bottles, in the second 16,000 bottles and now in just the third year of operation, projections mean that 30,000 bottles will sell plus 5,000 gift packs. Although it was the intention to concentrate on just building a firm UK-base for the first three years, and then look abroad. However, events overtook the company and it is now well-represented in France/Germany/Belgium and Australia, with a foothold in Canada (all without trying!). It all goes to show, if you get it right, then it will go right. Hard work, financial stress and constant abuse of your wife’s credit cards are all the things that most young business people are well aware of.  Peter Smith of Besos Food and Drinks will tell attendees the story behind its success, the life changing moments and the essential ingredients that kept Besos going. Please come and have a look into the wonderful world of vegan enterprise (meat eaters are very welcome).

After the presentations there will be plenty of time for networking and more informal questions of the presenters (plus more food!).

Refreshments will be available.

Please let us know if you plan to attend so that enough catering is ordered. Contact Lynn Todhunter or Jacquie Warner by email: info@e-house.co.uk or by calling 01833 696750.

Teesdale Networking Group meeting on Weds 10 October

Owner and Lead Trainer, Alistair Myers of North Pennines Training is this month’s keynote speaker.  Taking as his presentation title “Defibrillators and CPR for workplaces and communities” Alistair will front a brief discussion about CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) - a portable electronic device – followed by a Q&A session about first aid in the workplace.

North Pennines Training is a small company with a broad skill set that works across four service areas. Although based on the Cumbria/Northumberland border, the company works predominantly in Northumberland, Cumbria, Tyne & Wear, County Durham & the Scottish Borders as well as nationwide when demand arises.

With improving your digital offering to grow your business high on the agenda, combined with, a very informative session at an earlier networking meeting which elicited much discussion and interest, we have invited another Digital Adviser from Digital Drive Durham as our second speaker.

Helen Watson will speak about the European Regional Development Funded digital support programme including events, one-to-one support, online digital health checks and funding to help SME businesses across County Durham to do more with digital technology. She will speak about funding available, minimum project-spend and eligibility.

The meeting starts at 9.30am. There will be plenty of time for networking and more informal questions of the presenters.

As always refreshments will be available, so it will help us greatly to ensure we order enough for the catering order if you can let either Lynn Todhunter or Jacquie Warner know if you plan to attend on 01833 696750 or email info@e-house.co.uk.

Teesdale Networking Group meeting on Weds 12 Sept

After an August break, the autumn season kicks off on Wednesday, 12th September 2018.

Our keynote speaker is Lee Brownson, Community Relationship Officer at The Auckland Project who returns to Enterprise House to give attendees an update on the £130m development programme currently taking place in Bishop Auckland.  Lee will explain how the trust are restoring the town’s 900-year-old landmark, Auckland Castle, and creating several new art galleries, eateries and more to offer local people a place to eat, learn and enjoy quality time together as a family.

On a completely different note, the next presentation focuses on making businesses across the region aware of funding available.

Jonathan Armitage, Investment Executive of NEL Fund Managers Limited, will talk about two of the recently launched North East Funds (www.northeastfund.org) that NEL manages.

The North East Fund is a £120 million investment programme available to SMEs across Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. NEL’s specific involvement is in managing the Small Loan Fund and the Growth Capital Fund. The two funds will allow NEL to provide finance to businesses from £10,000 up to £1/2 million with the overall objective to allow businesses to access the money they need for their growth plans.

Held here at Enterprise House, the meeting starts at 9.30am and lasts a couple of hours. After the presentations there will be plenty of time for networking and more informal questions of the presenters.

Refreshments will be available and it will be helpful for the catering order if you can let either Lynn Todhunter or Jacquie Warner know if you plan to attend on 01833 696750 or email info@e-house.co.uk.

Teesdale Networking Group meeting on Weds 11th July

Ian Blake from the training arm of Durham County Council is our main speaker on Wednesday, 11 July.  In his presentation he will provide an overview of Durham Employment and Skills that delivers training to businesses as well as individuals in work-related qualifications and hosts a variety of courses.

After this he will talk about The Work and Health Programme - a new Durham-wide employment programme that supports three main groups of participants into employment.  First: those with disabilities and long-term health conditions; second priority groups explaining what they are and third: the long-term unemployed who will gain support in a number of ways making them job-ready.

As part of the programme employers will be helped with their recruitment needs and employers who are willing to support the programme by offering work placements, work trials and/or guaranteed interviews as well as providing local provision that the three main groups of participants can access to overcome any barriers to employment including training, education and more.

After the keynote speech, the second speaker is also from Durham County Council but this time from the Digital Drive initiative. As well as giving an explanation of the £4m initiative, Daniel Dixon, will talk about what this initiative offers besides funding, such as

One-to-one business support to help with strategic business planning, digital marketing and guidance on digital technologies that could be beneficial; fully funded masterclasses and conferences covering topics such as digital transformation, digital content and search engine optimisation; a Digital Health Check to assess your online presence, review your digital skills and provide advice on the best use of technology for your business.

Daniel will explain about the grant funds of up to 40% which can support digital consultancy projects or equipment that will help your business to improve through the use of digital technology or the installation of broadband infrastructure.

Held here at Enterprise House, the meeting starts at 9.30am. Refreshments will be available and it will be helpful for the catering order if you can let either Lynn Todhunter or Jacquie Warner know if you plan to attend on 01833 696750 or email info@e-house.co.uk.

Teesdale Networking Group meeting on Weds 13th June

Two very different speakers for this month’s networking meeting.  Our first speaker, Jonny Green of the North East Regional Special Operations Unit, as part of his presentation on Cybercrime, will demonstrate live hacking to show attendees just how easy it is to gain control of computers, giving attendees a vulnerability assessment.

Our second speaker is Andy Beck, the award-winning Teesdale-based artist, who will speak about his book, The Wainwrights in Colour.  Ten years in the making, in this major project, Andy has reproduced every single view in watercolour sketches drawn by Alfred Wainwright in his seven Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells. 

Held here at Enterprise House, the meeting starts at 9.30am. Light refreshments available and it will be helpful for the catering order if you can let either Lynn Todhunter or Jacquie Warner know on 01833 696750 or email info@e-house.co.uk if you plan to attend.

 

Teesdale Networking Group meeting on Weds 9th May

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) provides information, advice, training, conciliation and other services for both employers and also employees to help prevent or resolve workplace problems. At the monthly Teesdale Business Network Meeting on Wednesday, 9th May, our main speaker, Malcolm Phillips, a Senior Adviser with Acas, will run through the support and guidance Acas can provide for companies of all shapes, sizes and stages in their existence who employ, or are hoping to employ, people. With this support prevention will, where possible, be much better than cure.

Our second speaker is Marzia Aloisio, the LEADER Program Coordinator, about the new LEADER fund that is now open for applications across the North Pennine Dales area.  Available to local businesses, communities, farmers, foresters and land managers, Marzia will tell attendees about how the fund can support small businesses and community organisations which would like to grow or become more sustainable, how to apply, more on eligibility and answer any questions about it.

Held here at Enterprise House, the meeting starts at 9.30am. Refreshments available and it will be helpful for the catering order if you can let either Lynn Todhunter or Jacquie Warner know on 01833 696750 or email info@e-house.co.uk if you plan to attend.

 

Teesdale Networking Group meeting on Weds 11th April

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply from 25th May this year when it supersedes the UK Data Protection Act 1998. Significant and wide-reaching in scope, the new law brings a 21st century approach to data protection. It expands the rights of individuals to control how their personal information is collected and processed, and places a range of new obligations on organisations to be more accountable for data protection. It is something that all businesses, whether sole traders or the larger organisation, must comply with.

As this is such an important subject, and sure to elicit plenty of questions, there is just one speaker at the April Teesdale Business Networking Group meeting.

On Wednesday, 11th April 2018 Corporate/Commercial Solicitor of TBI Law, Matthew Smith, will deliver a brief overview of the impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He will advise attendees on the potential changes that businesses should consider implementing to their existing data protection protocols in order to ensure continued compliance.

Held here at Enterprise House, the meeting starts at 9.30am. Refreshments available and it will be helpful for the catering order if you can let either Lynn Todhunter or Jacquie Warner know on 01833 696750 or email info@e-house.co.uk if you plan to attend.

Teesdale Networking Group meeting on Weds 14th March

Making Tax Digital is the subject of our main speaker at the March Teesdale Business Networking Group meeting.

Jane Ascroft of Jane Ascroft Accountancy Ltd will stress the importance for small businesses to understand how this will affect them. From April 2019, HMRC’s proposed changes will impact on these companies. With only a year to go before VAT- registered businesses are forced to use accounting software, this session will provide useful information about what small businesses can do to prepare.

After the keynote speech the meeting will concentrate on the Teesdale Business Awards 2017, managed and organised by Enterprise House, with invited guests including winners, finalists and sponsors feeding-back on this year’s awards’ ceremony and telling us about their success and how they will use it to make it work for them, with the chance to exchange suggestions with others there and some future ideas for the awards.  

Ceremony compere, John Atkinson, a small business development expert, will be there to offer further advice. It will be a superb opportunity for networking with other winners, finalists and sponsors.

Held here at Enterprise House everyone is welcome. THIS WILL BE A FREE EVENT.  There will be home-made cake and light refreshments.

For more information please ring Lynn or Jacquie on 01833 696750 or email info@e-house.co.uk.

Teesdale Networking Group meeting on Weds 14th February

At the February Teesdale Business Networking Group meeting, attendees will learn about the 8th annual DL Business Expo once again taking place at the Northern Echo Arena and run by Darlington Business Club.  Jayson Gurney, the new Marketing Director of Darlington Business Club along with Valerie Palmer the Club's new Brand Manager will be sharing some success stories from previous DL Expos, information about recent Darlington Business Club changes and the Club’s vision and they may even throw in details of an Early Bird Exhibitor discount.

Our second speaker is Simon Hutchinson of Hutchinson Safety Services who will talk about work-related stress, in particular how it is defined, how to recognise it in the work place and the more common work place stressors. He will discuss both the complications of stress in large companies and also with sole traders and lone workers. 

Held here at Enterprise House.  There is a £3.00 cover charge and light refreshments (including home-made cake and tasty 'nibbles') will be available.

For more information please ring Lynn or Jacquie on 01833 696750 or email: info@e-house.co.uk

 

Teesdale Networking Group - first meeting of 2018 is Weds 10 January

The first meeting of 2018 is being held on Wednesday, 10 January 2018 at 09.30.  The speaker is Emma Hignett who will speak about starting the New Year by reinvigorating your public relations and social media!  For even the smallest businesses, there are plenty of opportunities to raise your profile without spending any money … as well as ways to keep an eye on what your prospects (or your competitors) are up to.

Emma is a PR Consultant and Voiceover Artist, and runs a monthly drop-in social media advice session for small businesses and community groups at Scarth Hall, Staindrop.

There will be plenty of time for networking with other guests and for making new contacts.

Held here at Enterprise House.  There is a £3.00 cover charge and light refreshments (including home-made cake and tasty 'nibbles') will be available.

For more information please ring Lynn or Jacquie on 01833 696750 or email: info@e-house.co.uk

 

Teesdale Networking Group Weds 13 December at 9.30am

The keynote speaker for December's meeting is Andrea Davidson, Director of Grant Funding Source International - an intelligent directory service. Andrea will speak about how it works to provide information and signposting for grant funding and finance.  The service aims to be a centralised point for both the private and also the public sectopr to access support information for businesses, charities and community organisations to engage with relevant support available and, of course, grant funding and finance opportunities.

The second speaker, in a completely different vein, is Andrew Coghlan of Coghlans Catering. He will tell guests about the rise of the artisan bread movement and how Coghlans have developed a vibrant business supplying artisan bread and bakery products to the Teesdale and wider communities.

He will talk a little about the thirty plus years of food and drink that Coghlans have been involved with, including broadcasting writing and speaking to millions of people, as well as bringing along some samples of its individual breads for guests to try.

There will be plenty of time for networking with other guests and for making new contacts.

Held here at Enterprise House.  There is a £3.00 cover charge and light refreshments (including home-made cake) will be available. As it is close to the festive season, this meeting will also have mince pies and mulled wine on offer.

For more information please ring Lynn or Jacquie on 01833 696750 or email: info@e-house.co.uk

Teesdale Networking Group Weds 8 November at 9.30 am

THE country’s first emergency services quad station in the UK in Barnard Castle is one of the topics for the November Teesdale Business Networking meeting.

Housing fire, police, ambulance and mountain rescue services, it is the first of its kind in the country and cost £3.78 million.

Adam Hall, district manager for County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Services, Wear and Tees, will talk about the new centre, the build and why it is important to have all emergency services under one roof for the local area.

The second speaker is Peter Dixon, who will give an insight into the Teesdale Business Awards 2017 and how to nominate as nominations are now open until 20th November.

There will be plenty of time for networking with other guests and for making new contacts.

Held here at Enterprise House.  There is a £3.00 cover charge and light refreshments (including home-made cake) will be available.

For more information please ring Lynn or Jacquie on 01833 696750 or email: info@e-house.co.uk

Teesdale Networking Group Weds 11 October at 9.30 am

Our keynote speaker will be Jayson Gurney, Managing Director of The Social Media Consultancy. In his presentation he will use (and also explain) our brand-new audio visual equipment as he tells attendees the impact that social media can have on a business's audience, with its importance as a marketing tool for Teesdale businesses.

In a presentation titled 'How to use Hootsuite effectively to boost your social following, Jayson will highlight how businesses are starting to realise the power of using digital marketing but are often overwhelmed by the plethora of social media platforms.

He will talk about the numerous tools that are available to help businesses manage their social media but yet how most businesses don't have the time to research what tools to use.

Jayson is a Hootsuite Ambassador EMEA and he will demonstrate how to effectively use Hootsuite to boost a following on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

There will be plenty of time for networking with other guests and for making new contacts.

Held here at Enterprise House.  There is a £3.00 cover charge and light refreshments (including home-made cake) will be available.

For more information please ring Lynn on 01833 696750 or email: info@e-house.co.uk

 

Teesdale Networking Group Weds 13 September 2017, 9.30 am

Our main speaker will be Jill Cole, Director, Northern Heartlands who will give Teesdale Businesses a broad introduction to the Great Place Scheme and its origins – the Government’s 2016 Culture White Paper and the thinking behind the role of arts, culture and heritage in placemaking.

Jill will talk in more specific detail about Northern Heartlands and what it aims to achieve in three years in Teesdale and Weardale, working with local communities and how this work will feed in to wider research, policy and decision-making.

She will inform the audience, in brief, about the relevance of the activities in place for the local business community.

Jill is well-known locally and, with her first-hand knowledge of operational and organisational dynamics within the culture sector, and a strong track record in community initiatives, she will manage the team to deliver the Great Place Scheme.

http://www.northernheartlands.org

PLUS

There is a new legal framework in the EU that companies must understand and how it will differ from the existing regulations. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR.

Therefore our second speaker is from TeraByte IT, headquartered in Darlington. The company will be represented by Managing Director, Laura Dempsey, who will be providing information about the new regulations for data protection. The changes will result in companies and clients asking how you store their data and your own, to ensure they are protected. The new legislation applies to all businesses from sole traders to large companies; any company who holds, stores or otherwise deals with personal data such as name, address and email, are required to comply.

http://www.terabyteit.co.uk

There will be plenty of time for networking with other guests and for making new contacts.

Held here at Enterprise House.  There is a £3.00 cover charge and light refreshments (including home-made cake) will be available.

For more information please ring Lynn on 01833 696750 or email: info@e-house.co.uk

Teesdale Networking Group Weds 12 July 9.30 am

Our  speaker is Claire Turnbull, Safety Cyber Coordinator Digital Investigations and Intelligence, Durham Constabulary.  

Cybercrime can be detrimental to any business and having your information compromised and attacked by viruses can cause catastrophic damage.  Unfortunately for businesses, it has been high on the news agenda recently.

Claire will give an overview of common cyber-attacks and how to defend an organisation against them, giving local examples.

There will be plenty of time for networking with other guests and for making new contacts.

There is a £3 cover charge and light refreshments, including home-made cake will be available.

For more information please ring Lynn on 01833 696750 or email:  info@e-house.co.uk

 

Teesdale Networking Group Weds 14 June 2017, 9.30 am

Our main speaker will be David Wibberley of Turn Stone Safety Management who will be talking about health and safety for your business. In a whistle stop tour through Health and Safety Legislation, David will help you to look at your business through more critical eyes.  Well chosen examples are used to illustrate how easy it is for anyone to let their guard down.

A few Health and Safety myths may also get debunked along the way.

PLUS

Howard Little, Members' Adviser for County Durham from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) will give a short presentation about the benefits and savings available to you as a member of the FSB - a business organisation (non-profit making and non-party political) representing the interests of the self-employed, micro and small business owners (up to 249 staff members).

Following directly after the close of the meeting businesses are invited to join venture capital firm Northstar Ventures for informal one-to-ones. The sessions will be hosted by Investment Director Michelle Cooper and Business Development Manager Jane Reynolds.  This is a chance to explore new opportunities and get feedback on business ideas - whether you want to know more about investment options, are actively looking for finance or just have a question about growing your business.

Held here at Enterprise House.  There is a £3.00 cover charge and light refreshments will be available.  For more information please ring Lynn on 01833 696750 or email  info@e-house.co.uk

Next meeting Teesdale Networking Group Weds 12 April 2017, 9.30 am

Our speaker for the next networking meeting is Dr David Baines, Senior Lecturer in Media, Culture and Heritage at the School of Arts and Cultures

How could Teesdale’s business community gain greater benefit and support from their local media?   

Dr David Baines of Newcastle University is undertaking a two-year study into the ways in which communities can use local media to build and maintain mutual sustainability.

He is exploring ways in which they might make better use of the media, and what changes they would like to see. 

The study is centred on Teesdale and the family-owned Teesdale Mercury, which has been serving the Dale since 1854. David hopes the lessons learned will not only help the communities in Teesdale, but others across Britain and beyond.

He will tell you about the project and what he has learned so far. But he very much wishes to hear your ideas.

As business and professional people you bring a particular expertise and understanding of the economic and social structures that support and sustain communities across the Dale, and have demonstrated a strong commitment to the locality and its communities. 

So any thoughts and ideas you would like to share will be invaluable to his study.

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sacs/staff/profile/david.baines

Held here at Enterprise House, Harmire Enterprise Park, Barnard Castle DL12 8XT.   For more information please ring Lynn on 01833 696750 or email info@e-house.co.uk

Next meeting Teesdale Networking Group Weds 8 March 2017, 9.30 am

The next Teesdale Business Networking meeting will be a special for Finalists of the Teesdale Business Awards as well as being open to all.  We will hear what finalists and winners have to say about their success, and exchange suggestions on how they can best make their success work for them, ensuring their special qualities “stand out in the crowd”.  Ceremony compere and local business woman, Emma Hignett, a previous winner of numerous awards, will be on hand to offer further advice. It will be a superb opportunity for networking with other finalists and winners.  Everyone is welcome and it would be really useful if people could let us know if they intend to come – it’s looking busy already.  Held here at Enterprise House, Harmire Enterprise Park, Barnard Castle DL12 8XT.  THIS WILL BE A FREE EVENT.  For more information please ring Lynn on 01833 696750 or email info@e-house.co.uk

Next meeting Teesdale Networking Group Weds 8 February 2017, 9.30 am

Our main speaker will be Jo, from Jo Long Consulting

"Failing to plan is planning to fail" according to Benjamin Franklin. Many businesses do not take the time to plan effectively resulting in disappointment and a feeling of not getting anywhere. Let me take you through an easy, logical but full business planning process with some tips to ensure that you and your business are working towards the same goals.' 

http://jolongconsulting.com/

PLUS

Diane Baker, graphic designer at Bee joy Graphics would like you to celebrate with her.

“Come and join us in celebrating our first year in business. I will be discussing the why’s, the who’s and the what’s of Bee Joy Graphics plus there will also be something nice to take away with you.”

http://www.beejoygraphics.com/

As usual after the speakers there will be plenty of opportunity for networking and everyone is welcome.  Held here at Enterprise House, Harmire Enterprise Park, Barnard Castle DL12 8XT.  Cover charge £3 to include a cuppa and cake.  For more information please ring Lynn on 01833 696750 or email info@e-house.co.uk

Next meeting Teesdale Networking Group Weds 11 January 2017, 9.30 am

Our speaker is Lisa Johnstone of LJ Digital Media who will speak about !"From taxidermy to ITea and scones...  The imprtance of resilience" , the journey leading to her current business.

https://ljdigitalmedia.com/home/

AND

Alison Jones of NBSL will give information on their new masterclasses and mini-grants.

https://nbsl.org.uk/

As usual after the speakers there will be plenty of opportunity for networking and everyone is welcome.  Held here at Enterprise House, Harmire Enterprise Park, Barnard Castle DL12 8XT.  Cover charge £3 to include a cuppa and cake.  For more information please ring Lynn on 01833 696750 or email info@e-house.co.uk

Next meeting Teesdale Networking Group Weds 14 December 2016, 9.30 am

Allison Raper from Teesdale Cheesemakers, producers of award winning artisan cheese from the heart of Teesdale, using milk from the family farm, is our speaker.  She is going to talk about “The highs, the lows & how we survived the first year of business.”  With possible tasters and opportunities to purchase.

http://www.teesdalecheesemakers.co.uk/ 

AND

The wonderful Moody Baker, supplier of the delicious nibbles usually provided at the Networking meetings is donating mince pies to us on this occasion.  BIG thank you!

http://www.themoodybaker.co.uk

After the speakers there will be plenty of opportunity for networking and everyone is welcome.  Held here at Enterprise House, Harmire Enterprise Park, Barnard Castle DL12 8XT.  Cover charge £3 to include a cuppa and cake.  For more information please ring Lynn on 01833 696750 or email info@e-house.co.uk

Next meeting Teesdale Networking Group Weds 9 November 2016, 9.30 am

Steve Davies of BiB Insurance Brokers (Darlington) will speak about (quote) “The Insurance Act and other spellbinding topics”

www.bibinsurance.co.uk/

AND

David Ramsdale, business connector for Business in the Community will speak briefly about his work with The Prince’s Responsible Business Network

http://www.bitc.org.uk/

 

After the speakers there will be plenty of opportunity for networking and everyone is welcome.  Held here at Enterprise House, Harmire Enterprise Park, Barnard Castle DL12 8XT.  Cover charge £3 to include a cuppa and cake.  For more information please ring Lynn on 01833 696750 or email info@e-house.co.uk

Next meeting Teesdale Networking Group Weds 12 October 2016, 9.30 am

Mark Thorpe, Business Development Adviser from Darlington College will be speaking about apprenticeships.  “We work with a range of local businesses providing apprenticeships for 16-18 year olds with a reputation for innovation and excellence.” 

http://www.darlington.ac.uk/apprenticeships/

Second speaker to be confirmed.

After the speakers there will be plenty of opportunity for networking and everyone is welcome.  Held here at Enterprise House, Harmire Enterprise Park, Barnard Castle DL12 8XT.  Cover charge £3 to include a cuppa and cake.  For more information please ring Lynn on 01833 696750 or email info@e-house.co.uk

Next meeting Teesdale Networking Group Wed 14 September 2016, 9.30 am

Architectural Liaison Officer for Durham Constabulary, Steven Drabik, will be speaking about retail crime prevention for small businesses and will be happy to answer any questions within his area of expertise.

AND

Alison Jones, North East Business Support Executive, NBSL.  

Alison will explain that established businesses can access up to 35% funding for business improvement projects costing between £3,000 and £8,000 (maximum grant of £2,800) - you can use the grant for almost any type of business support that will help your business to grow - from marketing and web design to financial or human resources planning.  www.nbsl.org.uk

After the speakers there will be plenty of opportunity for networking and everyone is welcome.  Held here at Enterprise House, Harmire Enterprise Park, Barnard Castle DL12 8XT.  Cover charge £3 to include a cuppa and cake.  For more information please ring Lynn on 01833 696750 or email info@e-house.co.uk

 

Next meeting Teesdale Networking Group Wed 13 July 2016

Talk to the local Federation of Small Businesses contact and find out how the fsb can help your business.  Michael Janes, chair of the Tees Valley branch will share information about the opportunities for your business in the area.  As experts in business, the fsb offers its members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government.  http://www.fsb.org.uk/          

  AND                      

Katy Vaioleti of Teesdale Wellness Care will briefly describe her work as a Holistic Manual Therapist and Wellness Practitioner, including the many “healing disciplines” she has qualified to use during her 15 years as a practitioner.  07554 667325

 

AFTERWARDS  A FREE “surgery” in the conservatory by Alison Jones of NBSL and Jane Reynolds of North East Finance

 

www.nbsl.org.uk/        www.northeastfinance.org/

 

After the two main speakers there will be plenty of opportunity for networking and everyone is welcome.  Held at Enterprise House, Harmire Enterprise Park, Barnard Castle DL12 8XT.  Cover charge £3 to include a cuppa and cake.  For more information please ring Lynn on 01833 696750 or email info@e-house.co.uk

 

Next meeting Teesdale Networking Group Wed 8 June 2016

Detective Sergeant Martin Wilson, Regional Cyber PROTECT Co-ordinator  (seconded to North East Regional Cyber Crime Unit - NERCCU) whose role involves helping and advising businesses in Cyberspace within the North East of England, hopefully ensuring they are more cyber secure and less vulnerable to cyber-attacks. There are 9 other Cyber Protect officers in the UK all working towards the same goal. His area of responsibility includes the Durham, Cleveland and Northumbria Police areas.

When you lock the front door to your business, you protect your company’s valuables and assets the real world. Join us on the 8th of June to find out how to do the same for your businesses digital life.

Around 80% of Cyber attacks could be prevented if businesses put simple security controls in place: 

https://www.cyberstreetwise.com/cyberessentials/

The CiSP (Cyber-security Information Sharing Partnership) will help reduce the Cyber risk to your business, find out more at:

https://www.cert.gov.uk/cisp/

Afterwards there will be plenty of opportunity for networking and everyone is welcome.  Held at Enterprise House, Harmire Enterprise Park, Barnard Castle DL12 8XT.  Cover charge £3 to include a cuppa and cake.  For more information please ring Lynn on 01833 696750 or email info@e-house.co.uk

 

Next meeting Wednesday 9 September at 9.30 am

We're delighted to have two speakers on totally different, interesting topics.

Helen Dexter, partner at Tilly Bailey & Irvine, will give a presentation on "Powers of attorney for both life and business". There are several types of Power of Attorney and for this reason people can easily become confused about what they need to do to ensure that their affairs are looked after if necessary. Changes brought in in July 2015 have also resulted in some confusion. Helen will give an overview of what you need to know to ensure that your belongings, property and business are taken care of.

Margaret Musgrave, Senior Community Fundraiser of the British Red Cross will talk about the work they do in the area.


BOOK NOW:

COST:       
Cover charge £3 to include a cuppa and cake. Everyone welcome.

VENUE:     
Enterprise House Hub, Harmire Enterprise Park, Barnard Castle DL12 8XT.

CONTACT:
For more information please ring 01833 696750 or email info@e-house.co.uk