Welcome to Assist

Assist is a Tees Valley based network which allows women in business to grow professionally through a strong network of like-minded women. Together we can stand shoulder to shoulder, helping ourselves and each other to build better and stronger businesses in a supportive environment.

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Our Team

Just a few of the volunteers who contribute and help, making Assist possible...

Erica Turner

Stockton Networking Host. Erica is a Partner in the commercial property team at Jacksons law firm.  She is a former Teesside University graduate and a local girl through and through!  Erica is also the company secretary for Teesside Hospice and is a member of its audit and governance board.  In her spare time Erica enjoys […]

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Julie Burniston

Middlesbrough Networking Host. Julie was born and raised in Eston, but moved to London in her late teens to follow her dream of becoming a journalist. She worked for IPC magazine for ten years as a features Editor at MIZZ magazine before turning freelance and working for a variety of national magazines and daily newspapers […]

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Nicola Myers – Secretary

Middlesbrough born Nicola is a Company Director for her family business and also a bookkeeper.  She joined Assist in 2018 as events coordinator and is now secretary, in addition to providing operational and events support to the board and committee whilst also raising two daughters. In 2017, Nicola decided she would study towards further qualifications […]

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Emma Morris – Design and Website Executive

Emma, from Middlesbrough, is a student graphic designer and illustrator. She joined Assist in 2019 as a graphic designer. She provides help and support with the creative aspects of Assist, such as promoting and advertising events, enhancing Assist as a brand and working frequently with the online aspects of Assist. Emma works closely with the […]

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Recent News

Here we will share news and stories from our events, our members and what's happening in the Tees Valley...

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Assist Chit Chat – Sarah Walker

The AssistHer course is helping me be happier and more confident in striving to achieve what I want, without feeling selfish or guilty! I have worked hard and have achieved a lot of positive things in my life that you would associate with success and happiness and, for the most part, my life has indeed […]

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Assist Chit Chat – Emma Morris

Imposter syndrome – You’re not alone! For week 3 of AssistHER OptiMe CEO, Bethany Ainsley, delivered an insightful, yet refreshing, presentation discussing ‘Imposter Syndrome’. She educated us all on the meaning of this ‘syndrome’ and the complexity behind it. Bethany shared a range of perspectives which resonated with all of us, whether that be our […]

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