Business Advisor at Tees Valley Combined Authority.
Lesley is co-chair for Assist’s Focus Group.
I am a woman who is still growing and learning about myself.
Gained strength through adversity and also self care.
Passionate about the Teesside area and helping businesses grow.
I have two children who make me get up everyday and be a better person.
I live each day to the max, this is no dress rehearsal.
I bring to the table skills such as Sales, Marketing, Account Management, Education and International Business.
Growth for a business takes time and I enjoy working with businesses to help them get from A-B-C
I never stop learning…this is self development and I am wanting to use my knowledge to help others.
I would like to showcase the opportunities for growth. Look at their business potential and work with them and mentor them to showcase their business to others to allow growth in the UK then ultimately overseas. Women need to understand they have strength and potential and I want to make sure they know that.
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
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