Johnson Partners have been very busy in attending many events across the North East. We have met a lot of people and hopefully started some thriving business relationships.
Event season kicked off with Venture Fest Tees Valley, this focused on business innovation within the area. Keynote speakers included Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor, he explained how the region is growing. Secondly came the Teesside Business Show, which was held at the Riverside Stadium. The day was packed with seminars and organisations exhibiting at the event. We learnt a lot from the day and met great people.
Next up was the North-East Chamber Event ‘Stand Up and Be Counted’ at The Cleveland Tontine. This gave us the opportunity to do a 60 second presentation about the company to a room of people from a variety of sectors. The aim was to raise the profile of Johnson Partners throughout the presentation and with some networking before and after the event.
Durham Oktoberfest came next for Johnson Partners. This event specialises in the engineering and manufacturing sector, so it is a particularly important event for us to attend. We talked to many organisations and have hopefully started many working relationships with some of the manufacturing and engineering companies that attended the event.
The day after Oktoberfest came a NECC Local event, hosted by Turtle Bay. It was a breakfast networking event for businesses in Middlesbrough. We had a good chat with many Middlesbrough based companies and met some great people. It was interesting to see how many exciting businesses are just on the door step of Johnson Partners.
The penultimate event Johnson Partners attended this autumn was the popular North-East Expo, this was held at the Newcastle Falcons Rugby Stadium. It was a similar set up to the Teesside Business Show, with plenty of seminars and exhibitors at the event.
The final networking event of the year included another NECC Event, this time it was the ‘Chamber Exchange’ at the prestigious Acklam Hall. This was a formal roundtable networking event, in which we had to share a business success and challenge with the people on the table. It was a great experience to learn how other local firms face and tackle similar challenges in business.
In addition to the above networking and exhibition events Johnson Partners have been attending STDC Events, which unveiled the brand-new Tees Valley Master Plan. Johnson Partners wants to keep up to date and be informed with this exciting proposal, which will include the regeneration of the derelict sites on the south of the River Tees. This is because it is an exciting plan in the area which could result in new opportunities for Johnson Partners.