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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Just a few of the volunteers who contribute and help, making Assist possible...
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 […]
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 […]
Redcar and Cleveland Networking Host. I am delighted to be part of Assist, working to support and inspire other ladies. With a 30+ year career in finance and being a full time mum, I understand the challenges and rewards of achieving high and reaching your potential. My passion is to support others and show through […]
Emily is from Middlesbrough and is an Accounting and Finance student at Teeside University currently on placement year at Cummins. She joined Assist in summer 2019 and helps with the planning and marketing of Events. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking and travelling.
Here we will share news and stories from our events, our members and what's happening in the Tees Valley...
Maud Mary Chadburn CBE (9 March 1868 – 24 April 1957) Respond – Medical – Surgeon By Caroline Walling Margaret Wrightson (1877 – 1976) Respond – Military – Figurative Sculptor By Sarah Crutwell Naomi Jacob (1st July 1884 – 27 August 1964) Respond – Politics – Writer – Activist By Dianne Casey
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
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.
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
Since joining Assist I have been invited to events including Hidden Women of Teesside, where I had the chance to network with local business women and build contacts. I felt very welcomed and part of something supportive of where I’m at today and what I’m trying to achieve. I now have an experienced mentor for the next year to help me focus and build my dreams. Lastly I was invited to the Assist Christmas meal which was amazing as being self-employed and a small grassroots organisation, it can get lonely so I was grateful for the opportunity to connect with other women feeling the same way and trying to achieve great things.
Annalice Argyle – Trac UK (Teesside)
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