Laura, from Guisborough, is a student at Teesside University who is studying towards a degree in Accounting and Finance. Joining Assist in the summer of 2019 as business manager; her role involves marketing and establishing/ developing projects and events. Some key projects she has worked on is the Goodwill Ambassador, assisting in the development and promotion of the award and the recruitment of the newly-formed Assist Focus and Strategy Board.
Laura works part time as a leisure centre assistant; her work for Assist has allowed her to improve her marketing skills and enhance the social media at her part time job. Recently, Laura assisted with the first #AssistTakeover with Laura Hepburn (from Assist Strategy Board), following on from this she has started working for Laura on social media marketing across her businesses. Volunteering for Assist has allowed her to network and meet like-minded women in her sector, she is working towards a career within the finance sector and has successfully been offered a graduate position after university as a Tax Associate.
In her spare time you may find her shopping and socialising with her friends or family, while fitting in some holidays along the way.
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
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
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