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

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Our Team

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

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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Lyndsay Hogg

Hartlepool Networking Host. We are Lyndsay and Helen Hogg from Hogg Global Logistics LTD. We are an award winning new business set up in May 2019. We are international Freight Forwarders, we arrange on behalf of our customers to collect goods from their premises and deliver to their chosen destination anywhere in the world.

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Julie Craig

Redcar and Cleveland Networking Host. My name is Julie Craig, I am a business owner and company director of a community interest company based in Skelton, which is also where I live. In May 2019 I was elected as a ward councillor for Skelton East. I am passionate about working with my amazing community and […]

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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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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 – 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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Assist Women’s Survey 2021

We need your help! Please support our research to improve Assist for all women in Tees Valley by filling out our survey. We understand things are hard at the moment, juggling #newnormal is challenging. But YOU matter to us and we want to know your thoughts to improve the lives of women in Tees Valley. (It […]

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