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New Chair and Vice Chair of North Tyneside Business Forum Appointed

New Chair and Vice Chair of North Tyneside Business Forum Appointed

Dynamic Team Lead Way for Forum Karen Goldfinch has been appointed as the new Chair of one the region’s leading business organisations with Andrew Esson appointed as Vice Chair. The North Tyneside Business Forum is run by a management group made up of members from...

Spotlight on Success: Championing early years education in Whitley Bay

Spotlight on Success: Championing early years education in Whitley Bay

Emma Smith and her twin sister, Louise Mullen, left their previous employment when they both started their families. Returning to work posed several challenges for ex-primary teacher Emma and her solicitor sister – so they took the challenge head on and created a...

Insight Into…Management Group, Michael Burton

Insight Into…Management Group, Michael Burton

With a background in education, Michael Burton is one of the newest members of the Business Forum Management Team. We talked to him about his experience and his decision to become a member of the team. What’s your role in the NTBF management team? I am well placed to...

Anyone can stick a camera in the room

Anyone can stick a camera in the room

We love talking to members about what they do, why they love North Tyneside as a place to do business. We've been chatting to Joel Lowson Videography. Tell us a little more about the business I am a freelance Videographer and animator who specialises in creating...

Insight Into…Management Group, Paul Hatchett

Insight Into…Management Group, Paul Hatchett

With a background in digital technologies, Paul works with new technologies to improve operations and customer experience. We chatted to him to find out how he’s hoping to use his skills and experience to help the North Tyneside Business Forum Management Team in the...

Insight Into…Management Group, Michael James

Insight Into…Management Group, Michael James

A web designer and self-confessed James Bond superfan, Michael James is one of the latest members turned management team members at the Forum. We talked to him about his business, his goals and his hopes for the Forum. What’s your role in the NTBF management team? My...

A powerful combination you can’t get on the high street

A powerful combination you can’t get on the high street

We love talking to members about what they do, why they love North Tyneside as a place to do business. We've been chatting to Graham Townsley - Travel Counsellor.  Tell us a little more about the business I am a Travel Counsellor; this is a Franchise selling holidays....

Could a grant help your business improve its energy efficiency?

Could a grant help your business improve its energy efficiency?

Rising energy costs are a significant issue for all businesses of all sizes, in all sectors. However, local council’s initiative, BEST (Business Energy Saving Team), provides grants and support to help businesses save money through energy efficiency improvements. BEST...

Insight Into…Management Group, Keith Hardy

Insight Into…Management Group, Keith Hardy

As Core Services Manager for the North Tyneside Voluntary Organisations Development Agency (VODA), Keith spends his working life alongside volunteers, charitable organisations and members of the local business community. He tells us about his career and his recent...

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