Welcome to Assist

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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Our Team

Here are just a few of the volunteers who contribute and help, making Assist possible...

Yasmin Khan

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 […]

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Liza Pontone

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 […]

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Caron Auckland

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 […]

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Helen Beattie – Journalist

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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Recent News

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

Assist Chit Chat – Week 8 Blog Image

Assist Chit Chat – Week 8

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 […]

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Assist Chit Chat – Week 7 Blog Image

Assist Chit Chat – Week 7

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 […]

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