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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Upcoming Events

Take a look at the wide range of different events we host and book your place!

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Our Team

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

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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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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Barbara Pugh

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 […]

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Emily Myers – Events and Marketing Coordinator

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.

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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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Tees Valley Hidden Women

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

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