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Management Team

Management Team

It’s made up of a cross-section of the business community and provides advice and guidance on particular areas of expertise, help support local business and provides a link to a wider network of business groups and associations.

Management Team

Michael James

Chair

Sangeeta Chopra

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David Hodgson

Treasurer
Read Milburn & Co

Keith Hardy

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Rebecca Thompson

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Keith Newman

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Angela Tuplin

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Chris Wilson

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Supporting Team

Rachel Laffey

Business Liaison
North Tyneside Council

Amy Farrell

Business Development Officer
North Tyneside Council

About Us

A supportive network to ensure local business is well connected and represented.

Our Partners

We act as a link between local, regional and national business groups, and decision makers.

Meet Angela Tuplin, the face of NE Display Limited, where the art of branding and marketing thrives.

 

Angela’s skilful guidance empowers businesses to align their logos and marketing materials for the greatest impact. Her local promotion insights, coupled with a robust social media presence, ensure that swift updates reach you without delay.

Business:

NE Display Limited

Michael is self-employed web designer, web developer and SEO specialist. He works with other small businesses to get results from their web presence. He uses his skills and experience to help whenever he can with the management group, and works closely with local businesses to support and develop them while spreading the word about the North Tyneside Business Forum.

Business:

NE1 Web Design

Having worked in sales in the past, Sangeeta set up her current business on Park View in Whitley Bay in December 2018 to follow her passion for cooking and North Indian cuisine. Since then, Sangeeta and her business have become involved in the local business community.  

Sangeeta is also a member of the Mussel Group, the Federation of Small Businesses and the Chamber of Trade.  

I’m hoping that my role on the management team will lead to helping other small businesses. I’ll be attending the meetings the Forum puts on for members. I’m really looking forward to learning more about the other member businesses and helping them to thrive and succeed in North Tyneside.

I’ll use my experience from my sales background as well as the knowledge I’ve gained since opening a hospitality business to help and advise other businesses.

Business:

Namaste – Taste of India

David is both a chartered accountant and chartered banker with over 40 years experience advising and representing a wide variety of North Tyneside businesses and not-for-profit organisations.

 

Over the past two decades David has been involved in numerous local voluntary, community and educational organisations including YMCA North Tyneside, Cullercoats National Lifeboat Institution and New Hope for Children.

 

David also represents North Tyneside businesses at local authority Cabinet meetings.

Business:

Read Milburn & Co

Keith spends his working life alongside volunteers, charitable organisations and members of the local business community.

Keith says: “I play to my experiential strengths by representing the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) on the management team. I’ll be working alongside organisations that fall into that category and representing them in the planning and management of the Business Forum.”

Business:

VODA

Amy started her role at North Tyneside Council as a Social Media Marketing Apprentice in Sept 2014.

Amy has been involved in many projects including The Business Factory and Invest North Tyneside. After securing a position following the completion of her apprenticeship, Amy is now responsible for delivering North Tyneside Business Forum activity programme and marketing.

Over the 5 years in the role, she has successfully delivered Business Awards ceremonies, numerous events for the Forum and has implemented a range of projects.”

Business:

North Tyneside Council 

Wider Business Groups:

North East England Chamber of Commerce

NE Growth Hub Provider Network Steering Group

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Let us introduce Chris Wilson, a strong force representing Square and Compass Bar

With a diverse background covering operational, sales, marketing, international, and general management roles, Chris brings a lot of knowledge and a solid business network.

His extensive experience is ready to help the NTBF management team and nuture collaborative growth.

Business:

Square and Compass Bar

Wider Business Groups:

North East England Chamber of Commerce