Assist is a Tees Valley based organisation allowing 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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Here are just a few of the volunteers who contribute and help, making Assist possible...
Yasmin Khan was Assist’s Goodwill Ambassador for 2020/21. Welsh Government National Advisor – for Violence against Women Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence. Founder / Chief Officer of Halo Project – National Charity for Forced Marriages, HBV and FGM Yasmin has secured the role of a Government Advisor in Wales, she provides expertise on how most […]
Darlington Networking Host. A Chartered Financial Planner Based at Active Financial with 20+ years experience providing advice in all areas of financial planning to private and commercial clients over Teesside, Darlington and Barnard Castle I pride myself on maintaining excellent relationships with my clients, providing outstanding customer service, which reflects a high level of client […]
Hartlepool Networking Host. I have almost 20 years’ experience working in Economic Development within Hartlepool Borough Council most recently as Enterprise Manager. With responsibility for Hartlepool Councils managed workspace facilities -Hartlepool Enterprise Centre and the BIS I also work with pre-start and new start businesses setting up in Hartlepool. Previous to this I worked as […]
Helen Beattie, journalist/Researcher…I am a 38 years old mother of two, mature student in my second year of my degree in Journalism. I currently, alongside my studies, work on student radio presenting my own show and produce content, I also write for the university news platform TUXtra. I joined Assist at the end of 2019, […]
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Week 8… PARTY “One hour a week just to reflect, One hour a week to know your own worth, One hour a week to be honest and real, To be vulnerable and admit that the struggle is real, To know that you’ve got this and you’ll handle it and you have the strength, To be […]
Wow, I can’t believe we’ve finished week 7 of the Assist Her course. Next week, will sadly be the end of this amazing course. Let’s hope we can get more funding so we can do it again, as it has clearly impacted the women who have taken part. You can see this by some of […]
ASSIST is just the most wonderful organisation. Filled with decent, powerful, creative, useful, intelligent and interesting people. And, the networking meetings smell so much better than normal ones 🙂
Jackie Dack of TEAL
Personal Performance Coach
Having struggled for a while to find a womens network in Teesside, i stumbled across of the Assist events by chance. How happy i am that i did. Ann and the team make the networking fun and relevant, informative and comfortable. I’ve made several really good business connections, but mostly i’ve met some great women who i know i could turn to for advice, or even just to meet for a coffee. We all face the same issues within business and personally and the Assist meet’s allow collaboration, suggestion, support and smiles. Thank you Assist x
Katie Kendall – Hays Recruitment
Assist is a great place to meet, connect and collaborate with businesswomen from across the Tees Valley. It’s welcoming and informal atmosphere for networking, combined with the diverse range of business topics it addresses on behalf of its members is both interesting and informative. This winning combination means i learn something new each time i attend and its why i keep coming back.
I found Assist through a love of books and a desire for personal development but what I discovered was so much more. Whatever you come to Assist for it will benefit all aspects of your life; personal, professional and community. It is positive action for women on Teesside to support and empower each other and most importantly, to thrive. Why would you not want to be a part of this?
Hayley Mclean – Anderson Barrowcliff LLP