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The idea.... simply that without innovation an organisation large or small cannot weather and achieve in a turbulent and ever changing world. Our professional interim managers and consultants work UK wide and sometimes overseas, pooling resources, expertise and common values.
We offer a discrete portfolio of specialists in research, marketing, business innovation and change management with proven track record and tools to help you explore opportunities, develop effective approaches, adapt and grow.

Identify and prioritise ideas that deliver value
Engage your people to drive change
Create new products or services
Grow your market share and break into new markets
Discover new ways to fend off competition

8020 Financial Management

Norman brings to his clients a wealth of demonstrable experience, having previously led a team of 300 within the financial services distribution sector; his role on the operational board encompassed P&L responsibility, regulatory standards and people development.
This has translated into measurable efficiencies for his current SME portfolio in the North East across a diverse business base, underpinned by the academic rigour of his MBA studies at Durham University Business School.

0191 3864240
A.F. Associates Ltd

A Fresh Approach to consultancy - assisting organisations and individuals to achieve further success by maximising potential from their Colleagues, Customers and Culture.

We create motivational training,  coaching, team building and engagement programmes. 

We can review your Customer experience, refresh your Colleague policies / procedures and help with recruitment. Get in touch!


Action Coach

As a Certified Business Coach with the World’s Largest Business Coaching Firm, I help business owners make more money, work less time and build better teams to enable them to achieve ‘A Commercial Profitable Enterprise That Works Without Them’.


0191 4066591
Advanced Funding Solutions

We are a small team of professional finance brokers, helping businesses access every type of finance from our 50+ funders. We mainly work with existing businesses on cash flow, property, growth and asset funding, with case values ranging from a few thousand to tens of millions of pounds.

07539 783 359
Amamus Design

Amamus - Latin for "we love"

Offers a comprehensive range of services for Domestic & Commercial Properties, New Builds, Extensions Conversions & Refurbishments

0191 3843193
Andy Collins PR & Training

Andy Collins is a tutor, trainer and PR consultant with many years' experience in Communications for businesses and individuals. He helps people of all ages improve their speaking, writing and presentational skills both by one-to-one tuition and by training in groups, and advises businesses on improving their staff's communication abilities.

0796 743 9424
Ashdan Consulting Ltd

With over 30 years’ experience in the UK construction industry, Ashdan Consulting provides expert quantity surveying services and construction advice to businesses, contractors and residential clients on all types of construction projects.

01207693983 / 07889034388
Auckland Castle Trust

The Auckland Castle Trust (ACT) was established in 2012 with the aim of developing a faith, art and heritage destination of international significance and reinvigorating Bishop Auckland by encouraging economic regeneration. As part of this vision the charity is investing around £70m in restoring Auckland Castle and creating several new sites, including a Welcome Building, Walled Garden and a Institute of Spanish Art and Culture, with building works beginning in earnest from Autumn 2016.   It is also heavily engaged with the local community, hosting a packed programme of events and offering a variety of opportunities for skills development.


01388 743 799
Barclays Bank PLC

With over 300 years of history and expertise Barclays is an international financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate, investment banking and wealth management with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays help people achieve their ambitions ,in the right way.

07827 808322
Beamish Hall Country House Hotel

Best Western Beamish House is a classic country house hotel set in twenty-four acres of gardens & grounds including Beamish Wild Outdoor Activity Centre & The Stables Bar, Restaurant & Micro-Brewery.

Forty-two bedrooms & seven event spaces are available, able to cater for conferencing, banqueting, residentials, team-building, weddings & private celebrations, alongside an annual calendar of public events across the year.


Beamish, The Living Museum of the North

Beamish – hands-on history.

Award-winning Beamish, The Living Museum of the North is the North East’s most popular museum and paid-for visitor attraction. The museum uses its collections to tell the story of everyday life in the North East through time. History is brought to life by costumed staff and volunteers.

Visitors to the 350 acre open air museum site explore a town, village and buildings from the 1820s and early 20th century. Many of the buildings have been moved from across the region and the museum’s collections focus on rural life, social history, transport and engineering/industry.

Beamish has been awarded a £10.9million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Remaking Beamish project. The funding is a major milestone in Beamish’s history and it will help the museum create a range of new ways for people to experience the heritage of the North East. It is the largest single investment ever seen at Beamish.

The centrepiece will be a reconstructed 1950s Town, including cinema, shops, houses and cafe, and additions to the Georgian area, including a coaching inn where visitors can stay overnight. The £18million scheme will begin later this year and will take around four years to be completed.

Beamish welcomed a record-breaking 750,406 visitors in 2016/17 and has seen visitor numbers more than double over the past eight years. The museum has about 420 staff and 500 volunteers.

Beamish was named Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the North East England Tourism Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

0191 370 4000