Assist Strategy Board
Tees Valley Together.
An individual who has a passion for everything she does. Sharlein will take on a challenge and give it 100%. A procurement professional in the workplace, employed with South Tees Development Corporation, the first Mayoral Development Corporation outside of London and is currently the UK’s largest regeneration programme. There is a projected budget of £600m to complete this programme and Sharlein will lead the procurement.
A Trustee of a charity, Tees Valley Together, supporting residents, businesses, and other charities across the Tees Valley. Sharlein is the driving force for change and has already introduced several new projects to the team. As the pandemic hit, Sharlein began thinking, what could she do to improve the situation, she developed an idea to get businesses online and is now leading a programme to give business the chance to trail using eCommerce. Sharlein has made so many great connections with regards to professionals within the support sector and is the go-to person for media, BBC Tees is a firm favourite at the moment.
Sharlein is very good at assessing a process and finding ways to improve it, she will do this with care and realises there will be people who are averse to change. With her great communication and negotiation skills, she will win them round and will help them see that the change is for the best. Most people would shy away from this type of thing, Sharlein will face it head on with a calm approach and will succeed in the implementation.
I would love to drive change for procurement within the Tees Valley and educate the business community. Doing this with Assist would give us the opportunity for showing that women can and will drive change. I would love for procurement to be a part of the strategic planning end of a business and not just an admin function.
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
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
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