Its the ASSIST MIDDLESBROUGH, with hosts Chloe & Julie.
Come and meet the Assist network and team for some informal networking.
This one is relaxed, no formalities, no business card pushing, just good business conversation. We naturally share ideas, experience and vision that could lead to potential growth for you or your business. Women activily share positive solid business contacts, the North East is not a big place! Assist champion’s the idea Women Support Women #WSW, yes we breath, work, eat, sleep, repeat this!
Our informal morning gatherings are a chance to take time away from your desk, perhaps from the isolation of homeworking or the need to collect your thoughts and bounce ideas with other business owners taking time out of the a busy bustling office. On a positive note you meet other businesswomen and can ‘talk business’, may be you are looking for new contracts or need a product or service and looking for some recomendations, we like to encourage the ‘trade local’ ideology.
Why not use this time to arrange a short first meeting with someone over a coffee? You will have the added benefit of you both using your time to also meet other potential leads. You could make this your monthly business ‘time out’ and use this space as a sounding board as you build your trusting relationships.
We want to hear about you, your business and the products and services you offer. Are you launching a new service, looking for new customers, got a huge event to promote or want to share with us some new ingredients in your handmade products? Come tell us about it we genuinely want to know and are keen to help share your news.
You may want to just chat about ‘working on’ your business and just need a second opinion or some objective critical thinking, a conversation outside your office could be the way forward. We may not have all the answers but talking with other business owners who may have ‘been there & done it’ could help you find a sutiable solution. In return all we ask is you give your fellow Assist’ers the same consideration ‘what goes around comes around’.
We are all supporters of ‘Women in Business’ be part of it.
Stay as long or as short as you like, we are simply creating a space for you to informally meet other businesswomen on a regular basis or as a one-off. We do allow a little time for very quick introductions, therefore if you come later you may miss these, but don’t worry there is plenty of chair swapping to give you the opportunity to have one-to-one chats.
We don’t charge for this form of networking like other organisations. Tea, coffee and pastries are provided by Bon Coeur Fine Wines, of which we give huge thanks for. We will be waiting to meet you along with other local vibrant businesswomen that may drop in.
You don’t even need a business card! People buy people!
Assist is more than just networking, we collaborate with many organisations, projects and campaigns on a local and national level, we are all volunteers with the same aim to make the North East a better place for businesswomen and our young females to grow up in.
Register to let us know you are coming. If you are undecided or juggling time on the day feel free to turn up that morning. Come and find out more about us, what benefits you be an Assist’er.
New members and old friends are very welcome, we have much more to tell you about what Assist does!
Remember telling us you will be there helps us to reserve enough seats and most importantly we will be watching for you! Come and meet Julie, Chloe and the Assist team….
Remember to take your #AssistSelfie as you are talking business.
“Women Supporting Women” #WSW
NB. Anyone who has watched the news, listened to the radio or read a newspaper in the last few weeks will be well aware of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the havoc this is causing around the world.
The World Health Organisation has now declared this a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. As this virus poses a risk to the health of individuals, we are all responsible for ensuring that the spread of the virus is minimsed as much as possilbe.
We will monitor the guidance in public health England and take the necessary action before and on the day of event. Please be aware if guidance leads us to believe the best course of action is to delay the event, we will of course postpone to a later date.
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.
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)
Independent Recovery Advocates and Consultants & Lobster Recovery
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 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