Past Events

  • Breakfast at the Secret Tower – Jacksons Law

    Our next Breakfast in The Secret Tower will be held on Thursday 2nd March 2017. We are delighted to announce our sponsors for this months event will be RTC.

    Member Event

    March 3, 2017

    Time: 8:00am - 9:30am

    Venue: The Secret Tower, Newcastle

  • Network Leaders – Greggs plc – The Growth of a National Brand

    Guest speaker: Raymond Reynolds, Retail Director, Greggs plc

    Service Network Event

    February 28, 2017

    Time: 12.00pm - 2.00pm

    Venue: RTC North, Loftus House, Colima Avenue

  • Network Leaders – Atom Bank and Apprenticeship Levy Update

    Guest Speaker: Edward Twiddy, Director of Innovation, Atom Bank

    Service Network Event

    January 24, 2017

    Time: 11.30am - 2.00pm

    Venue: RTC North, Loftus House, Colima Avenue, Sunderland Enterprise Park, Sunderland SR5 3XB

  • Prevention is better than cure

    The private client department at Jacksons Law Firm are hosting a FREE event to offer advice on how to plan and manage your finances.

    Member Event

    December 5, 2016

    Time: 2pm - 4pm

    Venue: Preston Hall, Eaglescliffe

  • Breakfast at the Secret Tower – Jacksons Law

    Jacksons Law Firm is delighted to announce the date for our December breakfast meeting at The Secret Tower, Newcastle upon Tyne when we will be welcoming Silverstone Building Consultancy as our sponsors.

    Member Event

    December 1, 2016

    Time: 8:00am - 9:30am

    Venue: The Secret Tower, Tower Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2HY

  • Bills V Wills – Jacksons Law

    Jacksons are hosting a FREE seminar, aimed at business owners, to help you plan for a secure future for your loved ones and to answer any questions you may have about Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

    Member Event

    November 30, 2016

    Time: 08:00am - 10:00am

    Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3RX

  • Creative & Agile Thinking

    For so long creativity wasn’t required at work. Indeed it was actively discouraged – a distraction from executing the task at hand. Now it’s becoming a necessity in a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. In a world of perpetual unrest, business needs to be nimble.

    Service Network Event

    November 24, 2016

    Time: 08.00am - 12.00am

    Venue: Muckle LLP. Time Central, 32 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4BF

  • Network Leaders – The Business of Life

    Guest Speaker: Linda Conlon, chief executive, The International Centre for Life, Newcastle. Linda will talk about the ways in which the hugely successful Life Centre was set up to create a unique visitor attraction, pioneering Genetics centre, new bioscience quarter and public square for Newcastle, and the challenges and opportunities along the way.

    Service Network Event

    November 22, 2016

    Time: 8.00am - 9.30am

    Venue: Centre for Life, Newcastle

  • Network Leaders – Virgin Money – Culture and Social Enterprise

    Guest Speaker: Caroline Marsh, Culture Director of Virgin Money. Caroline will talk about Virgin Money’s plans for the future, the importance of culture and social enterprise to the company, and how they contribute more widely to success across the professions.

    Service Network Event

    November 8, 2016

    Time: 17:30 - 19:00

    Venue: Virgin Money, Gosforth

  • Service Design

    Service Network members are invited to a half day workshop to explore opportunities in Service Design

    Service Network Event

    October 21, 2016

    Time: 8:30am - 11:30am

    Venue: RTC North, Loftus House, Colima Avenue, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 3XB

  • Managing Difficult Conversations

    Difficult Conversations: most people don’t like them, but we all need to have them. This session will give you the opportunity to consider your role in handling difficult conversations and reflect on your contributions and what makes you effective.

    Service Network Event

    September 29, 2016

    Time: 08.30am - 12.00pm

    Venue:

  • Network Relax – September

     

    Join us for drinks and chat to get to know other members and the Service Network team. The first event is at the stylish Gin Bar of the Crowne Plaza hotel, Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle upon Tyne. There’ll be a welcome drink and canapes waiting for you.

    Service Network Event

    September 7, 2016

    Time: 5.00pm - 7.30pm

    Venue: Crowne Plaza, Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle Upon Tyne

  • Brexit means Brexit…but what does Brexit actually mean?

     

    North East businesses are invited to find out what Brexit is likely to mean for them, and how they can best prepare themselves for the UK’s formal separation from the European Union.

    Service Network Event

    August 25, 2016

    Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm

    Venue: RTC North, Loftus House, Colima Avenue, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 3XB

  • Bank of England Economic Review

     

    Service Network invite you to the 2016 Bank of England Economic Review

    Service Network Event

    May 19, 2016

    Time: 08.30-10.30

    Venue: UNW LLP, Boardroom (Ground Floor), Citygate, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle, NE1 4JE

  • The Mindful Leader

     

    Mindfulness in the business world is moving from the fringe to the mainstream and now features as part of many leadership and management programmes. This open-access course is for business leaders and offers the opportunity to develop mindful practices and techniques in a time-effective format.
    The course will give participants a deeper understanding of their own patterns of behaviour; will help people develop stress-reduction strategies; and improve creativity - all essential for meeting current workplace and leadership challenges.

    Member Event

    May 17, 2016

    Time: 8.30am-11am

    Venue: Neuropartners, 2 Earl's Court, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0HF

  • Kielder Quest Corporate Team Challenge

     

    3-4 March 2016

    Your quest, if you choose to accept it, is to take part in physical and mental challenges for the ultimate out of office adventure, in the stunning Kielder Water & Forest Park. Join with your workmates to compete against like-minded businesses from the region.

    #HAVEYOUGOTWHATITTAKES

    Member Event

    March 3, 2016

    Time: All day

    Venue: Calvert Trust Kielder, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 1BS

  • The Energy Debate: What Does the Future Hold?

     

    Amid an unpredictable oil and gas market and uncertainty over renewable subsidies, what does the future hold for the energy sector in the North East?

    Service Network Event

    February 11, 2016

    Time: 08.00-10.30

    Venue: Wynyard Hall (Grand Marquee), Wynyard, Billingham, Cleveland, TS22 5NF

  • Leading at Lightspeed: Lessons from the fast lane of change

     

    In our always-online, widely-inter-connected, geo-politically-sensitive world, the job of change leaders has morphed beyond recognition. Join us at this event for a fresh take on change, and learn how the best leaders are managing their own ‘impossible and now’ agendas.

    Service Network Event

    January 20, 2016

    Time: 08.30-11.30

    Venue: Clavering House, Clavering Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3NG

  • Happy Mondays – Building Motivated Teams

     

    The happiness and motivation level of our teams is of paramount importance as a leader. This workshop will look at how you, as a leader, can help your team to become more motivated.

    Service Network Event

    December 10, 2015

    Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm

    Venue: Muckle LLP, 32 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4BF

  • Service Network Christmas party

     

    A lot has changed and developed this year for Service Network. We would love to see our members at this Christmas social to celebrate in our region's service sector successes, share thoughts around the changing economic and political landscape and work together to ensure the continued growth of our sector in the region.

    Service Network Event

    December 8, 2015

    Time: 6-7.30pm

    Venue: Crowne Plaza hotel, Hawthorn Square, Forth Street, Sephenson Quarter, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3SA

  • Preparing for finance workshop

     

    This workshop “preparing for finance” takes place on Tuesday 24 November and is ideal for companies that need to craft a strong ‘pitch’ to increase their success of accessing external finance.

    Member Event

    November 24, 2015

    Time: 8am-10am

    Venue: The Greenhouse, Greencroft Industrial Park, DH9 7XN

  • You’re invited to UNW’s next Charity Group Briefing – “Community Share Issues”

     

    We are delighted to welcome Jamie Veitch as our guest speaker.

    Jamie is an experienced consultant specialising in business strategy, media and communication and works with businesses, social enterprises and charities, running workshops on social enterprise structure and strategies, pitching skills and social impact measurement.

    Member Event

    November 11, 2015

    Time: 4.00pm - 5.30pm

    Venue: UNW Boardroom (Ground Floor), Citygate, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle, NE1 4JE

  • “How To Find More Clients” Free Taster Marketing Workshop with Ford Henderson

     

    Do you find getting clients a struggle? Join Ford Henderson on one of his 2 FREE workshops and see how you can get more clients.

    Member Event

    November 6, 2015

    Time: 09.00am - 1.00pm

    Venue: Sintons Law Firm, The Cube, Barrack Road, Newcastle, NE4 6DB

  • “How To Find More Clients” Free Taster Marketing Workshop with Ford Henderson

     

    Do you find getting clients a struggle? Join Ford Henderson on one of his 2 FREE workshops and see how you can get more clients.

    Member Event

    October 23, 2015

    Time: 09.00am - 1.00pm

    Venue: Sintons Law Firm, The Cube, Barrack Road, Newcastle, NE4 6DB

  • Conversion rate optimisation – making the most of your website

     

    This event will provide an explanation of CRO, offer tips to maximise on your websites, through effective use of leads and data generated. Detailing specifically CRO, you will understand what to include in your long term business plan and how CRO will be of benefit.

    Service Network Event

    October 7, 2015

    Time: 8:30am - 11:30am

    Venue: Muckle LLP, 32 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4BF

  • Nickalls Business Growth Event with Kriss Akabusi & Steve Pipe

     

    On Wednesday 7th October at Marriott, Gosforth Park, Nickalls are proud to be sponsoring a ground breaking free seminar and breakfast "How to get an extra £2.2 million in your business and personal bank accounts@ - and one of its two world class keynote speakers is Kriss Akabusi.

    Member Event

    October 7, 2015

    Time: 08.30am - 15.00pm

    Venue: Newcastle Marriott Hotel, High Gosforth Park, NE3 5HN

  • Measuring Social Impact: Part 2

    Social Impact is understanding how you make a difference to the communities you work with and demonstrating your social value to funders, commissioners and stakeholders. Our upcoming talk will give you more understanding of how to understand and measure social impact using the various methods available.

    Member Event

    September 30, 2015

    Time: 4.00pm - 5.30pm

    Venue: UNW Boardroom (Ground Floor), Citygate, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle, NE1 4JE

  • Understanding Finance in 60 Valuable Minutes

    Square One Law, Harlands Accountants and Growth Accelerator are working in partnership to bring a series of workshops over the coming months to help decision makers understand the different types of finance on offer, the risk profiles of different funders and how to select the most appropriate form of finance for their business.

    Member Event

    September 22, 2015

    Time: 08.00am - 10.00am

    Venue: The Greenhouse, Greencroft Industrial Park, DH9 7XN

  • Understanding and Avoiding Stress

     

    This workshop, in partnership with Service network member Eliesha Training will help attendees to gain an insight into stress and the mechanisms they can develop to avoid it.

    Service Network Event

    September 10, 2015

    Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm

    Venue: Toffee Factory, Lower Steenbergs Yard, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2DF

  • From Mapping To Making

     

    Neil Clark will be speaking at The Building Centre event, From Mapping to Making.

    Member Event

    September 10, 2015

    Time: 6.30pm

    Venue: The Building Centre, Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

  • DIY Marketing

     

    This session, aimed at small businesses who don't have the luxury of an in house marketing department, will cover topics that will help business owners integrate marketing strategy and planning into your business.

    Service Network Event

    July 8, 2015

    Time: 8:30am - 11:30am

    Venue: Jurys Inn Gateshead, South Shore Road, Gateshead Quays, NE8 3AE

  • Understanding Emotional Intelligence

     

    We all have the potential for personal excellence. Emotional intelligence gives us a new way to think about ourselves, our emotional behaviour and the impact we have on our self and through conversations the impact on others.

    Member Event

    June 25, 2015

    Time: 8.30am - 12pm

    Venue: Toffee Factory, Lower Steenbergs Yard, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne , NE1 2DF

  • Finance Update: Bank of England Economic Review

     

    Service Network invite you to the 2015 Bank of England Economic Review.

    Service Network Event

    May 20, 2015

    Time: 8.30am - 10.30am

    Venue: Bond Dickinson, St Ann's Wharf, 112 Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DX

  • Show me the money

     

    Finding funding, support and the right services for your business can seem both confusing and daunting for a number of reasons. Often you may have questions you feel you should know the answer to.

    Member Event

    April 23, 2015

    Time: 8:30am - 11:30am

    Venue: Durham Town Hall, Market Place, Durham, DH1 3NJ

  • Member only event: The Government’s growth strategy for professional and business services

     

    Do you want to know more about what the Government is doing to help firms in professional and business services grow and prosper?

    Service Network Event

    March 13, 2015

    Time: 8:30am - 11:00am

    Venue: Bond Dickinson, St Ann's Wharf, 112 Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DX

  • Resilience Brilliance

     

    This Service network Master class delivered by member company, Eliesha Training will help you to understand what resilience is.

    Member Event

    March 3, 2015

    Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm

    Venue: Business & IP Centre, Newcastle City Library, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX

  • Selling at a higher level

     

    Sales is the life-blood of every company. No matter whether your job title has sales in it or not, you have a role to play in the future success of your business.

    Service Network Event

    February 12, 2015

    Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm

    Venue: Muckle LLP, 32 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4BF

  • The art of mindfulness

     

    Mindfulness practices have been around for thousands of years. Why has mindfulness quite recently become a hot topic in the world of business, education, health and government?

    Member Event

    January 21, 2015

    Time: 8.30am - 11.30am

    Venue: Toffee Factory, Lower Steenbergs Yard, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2DF