South Shields Town Hall, Westoe Road, South Shields, NE33 2RL
Hear from established business leaders including Ian Beattie, Corporate Development Director of Barbour. Barbour, still family owned (5th generation), celebrated its 125th anniversary this year. From its small beginnings in 1894 supplying mariners with oilskins in South Shields, to the global lifestyle brand it is today, Ian tells their inspirational business story.
Former CEO, now Investor, Entrepreneur and key player in the South Tyneside business community, Neil Stephenson will tell how he strategically grew the Onyx Group until it was acquired in a deal for £65m. Claire Bright, Corporate Communications Manager for Greggs, tells their business story, and sheds light on some of their recent Award winning marketing campaigns that have resulted in the brand we all love and know today.
Join us for lunch and find out about business support and finance available to support your business to grow and prosper from regional organisations including North East Local Enterprise Partnership, NEL Fund Managers, Mentoring for Growth, North East Fund and the Federation of Small Business at our exhibition taking place throughout the afternoon.