Rise and Design: Growth through Strategic Networking.

Friday 3rd April 2020: 09:00 – 12:00

PROTO | Abbots Hill | Baltic Business Quarter | Gateshead | NE8 3DF


Networking can mean lots of different things. For some of us it can mean standing awkwardly in a room full of strangers, wondering what we’re doing there, and what we could possibly get out of it.

Well, not any more. This masterclass will show you how to make networking a key part of the growth strategy for your business or personal brand.

Speakers - 

Jeni Smith, Networking KnowWho.

Jeni is a Networking Strategist and founder of Networking KnoWho. She has won a number of awards in enterprise including being named within the ‘Future 100 Young Entrepreneurs’ in the UK in 2010, and ‘Growth Accelerator Programme’ winner 2012.

She recently undertook two rounds of academic research with Durham University, exploring her strategic business networking model, the results of which have formed the foundations of Networking KnoWho, to help individuals and businesses become more confident, efficient and strategic networkers. Jeni will show us how to get the most of the networks we’re part of, and the new ones that look relevant, with practical advice on how to get a genuine ROI from your networking.


Dan Bond, Dan Bond Presents

Anyone who's heard the words, 'My name's Bond.....Dan Bond', will know what a fanastically engaging presenter Dan is. But confident, charismatic delivery has to be matched with 'weapons grade' content, and this is where Dan excels. He has worked with companies including Ford, Unilever, Siemens and IBM, and coached Gaby Logan and Richard Dunwoody amongst others. And now he'll be showing us how to make sure that whether we have 30 minutes or 30 seconds to make an impression, we can present ourselves and our business in the best possible way.

Supply Chain North East sees four key partners joining forces to work with over 800 businesses between 2018-2021 supporting businesses to identify opportunities in new and existing markets. An integral part of the North East Growth Hub, Supply Chain North East is delivered across the region by RTC North, Generator, North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC). Supply Chain North East is receiving up to £3,148,514 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.