Who We Are
Having spent 30 years in engineering and management, Tony now combines his vast, hands on business experience with his skills in business development. Delivering management consultancy and corporate training, he also specialises in personal change programmes and one to one coaching.
He designs and delivers programmes designed to identify and deal with issues in different business cultures. He is experienced in develooping winning strategies for businesses. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting, an experienced Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming and a Certified INLPTA Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming.
His coaching style is relaxing and informative and his commitment to supporting others in achieving their stated outcomes ensures success.
After a decade in various businesses ranging from fast moving consumer goods to chemical manufacturers, Maria puts her easy going style of engagement with others to good use in delivering personal transformation training programmes. Maria has a Diploma in Leadership and Management and works as a one to one coach with many clients, She is an experienced Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as a Certified INLPTA Trainer in Neuro Linguistic Programming.
Fred has a lifetimes experience in developing and growign businesses. He is committed to an ethical approach in his work and specialises in forensic marketing, funding applications and business planning. He is a member of several professional bodies.
His approach is direct, honest and challenging and his focus is always on the benefit to the client of any interventions.
Jonathan is a certified accountant who puts to good use his experience in the corporate world which includes business development, export and import. He is direct in his approach and specialises in financial forecasting and planning.
We have excellent contacts in several major banks such as Nat West & Barclays. Our contacts in investor organisations such as Northstar Ventures and Northern Enterprise Ltd, What Finance and funding providers such as Bibby Finance ensure that we can fast track your funding requirements to the most appropriate source and make the necessary introductions.
We make it our policy to work in an open handed manner with our colleagues in the financial world and do not receive any commission or other financial inducments from them. This allows us to work in your best interests at all times and reccommend the best fit for you.
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Best in training and development to be recognised at CIPD North East awards Excellence in People Development prize seeks to reward companies that have delivered excellent training programmes
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Mill Garages adds £11m to its turnover despite a 'challenging year' The Newcastle-based car dealership is the largest distributor of Volvo vehicles in the entire UK
Over 100 jobs saved as Durham factory bought by US electronics firm Compound Photonics is set to be acquired by Californian business Kaiam Corporation
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£50,000 salaries, growing firms and 30,000 jobs: praise for the North East tech sceneReport by Tech Nation highlights high pay and ambitious technology companies in Newcastle and Sunderland
International PR firm expands into the North East by snapping up Newcastle's GluePR W Communications has added a North East office to its list of bases, which include London, Singapore, and Amsterdam
Hexham young farmers' competition aims to find the stockmen of tomorrow Young Farmers' Club overwintering competition challenges youngsters in agriculture to add value to their animals
SCS narrows losses but warns of 'challenging' start to second half of 2017 The Sunderland-based sofa company reduced its losses to £2.6m at the half-year mark
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Housebuilder Bellway sees profits rise 9% as buyers shrug off Brexit uncertaintyNewcastle firm saw a record number of house sales in the six months to January 31
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Small businesses reveal Brexit wish list as Government moves to trigger Article 50 The FSB wants the Government to introduce exporting vouchers, tax credits and include small businesses in all trade deals
Jobs on offer BT's Openreach division recruits 80 trainee engineers Openreach will give trainee engineers a 12-month training programme as it extends its broadband network
Washington company Fastflow gets 'significant' funding to help growth Fastflow - which has three divisions - has received financial backing from a London-based private equity firm
New funding sees North East companies get help to do business in outer space Extra funding will see the North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence working for another three years
North East water company named one of the most ethical firms in the world Northumbrian Water is one of only four UK companies that have made the World's Most Ethical Company list
Fentimans considering opening European factory if tariffs rise after Brexit The Northumberland fizzy drinks manufacturer has said it could open a plant on mainland Europe
£1m bar with rooftop terrace will create around 100 jobs in Newcastle city centre Danieli Holdings is investing £1m in creating a three-storey bar and restaurant on the up-and-coming High Bridge
Travelodge to open £11m new hotel in Newcastle city centre, creating 35 jobsThe hotel close to Newcastle's Swing Bridge will have a restaurant and bar overlooking the Tyne
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