Meet the Team

Jo Cameron and the Colleagues on Tap team would love you to join them at a Coworking Day.

They’re all self-employed home workers who know that working for yourself doesn’t have to mean working by yourself.

Our Associate Hosts

 

Clavering House, Consett and Durham

 

Jo CamJo Cameron - Consett and DurhameronRemote HR Solutions and Director of Colleagues on Tap

Jo Cameron took over the role of owner of Colleagues on Tap in March 2015 after purchasing the company from founder Jayne Graham. Although this successful brand is extremely popular with remote workers and home-based business owners in the North East of England, Jo has ambitious plans to grow it exponentially both in the UK and abroad.

Jo also facilitates monthly Coworking days in Consett and Durham City where Coworkers enjoy a supportive working environment and create potential business opportunities. She is keen to develop a real sense of team spirit amongst the local business community through future Coworking Days, to provide a forum for sharing ideas and best practice that will add value to everyone involved.

When Jo is not organising and attending Coworking events, she provides professional HR support and advice to businesses in the North East of England through her business Remote HR Solutions.

 

Barnard Castle and Darlington

 

Beverly SherrattProfectus 4 People

Beverly is a specialist in Leadership, Culture, Communication and Change Management, offering Coaching, Mentoring and DISC Psychometric Profiling and Training.

In her 1:1 work, Beverly is a NLP coach and senior / aspiring leader mentor.  She works with Managers, Chief Executives and SME businesses across a variety of sectors.

Her consultancy through Profectus 4 People focuses on strategic partnering, organisation development and design, and working with organisation culture, behaviours and communication.  

Beverly is working with SMS using the Disney model for business planning, and DISC to develop effective business communication.  She has developed a programme specifically for HR professionals to operate with impact and influence as change agents within their organisations, together with her “Confident Me…. Understanding You” and Unravelling the People Puzzle courses, and Leadership Programme, Profectus 4 Leaders and Profectus 4 Managers programme using DISC to build understanding of self and others in order to successfully lead, inspire, influence and manage.  

 

Sunderland

 

Sue Stott - SunderlandSue Stott, Virtual AssistantSMS Business Support

Sue took the plunge into self-employment, setting up her own business SMS Business Support 3 years, and has never looked back.

As a Virtual Assistant, Sue works with clients in their business to take away the back room “to do list”, so that they can work on growing their business.  Sue is very proud of how far she has come in such a short space of time and has recently won the North East Virtual Assistant of 2015 Award.

Sue is a regular attendee of local networking groups and is also a dedicated member of the Inspire Network NE admin team helping with the running of the Sunderland branch.

As a business owner herself Sue appreciates how important it is for individuals to take time out of their business, especially those who work from home.  Colleagues on Tap is the ideal opportunity for you to work on your “to do list” that keeps getting put off.

 

 

Blyth

 

Sharon MacArthur - BlythSharon MacArthurRed Handbag

Sharon is a passionate coach and experienced leader who delights in unlocking potential in others to become more accountable. 

Sharon helps organisations large and small develop their leaders and management processes to ensure they are fit for future growth. She firmly believes that people don’t leave great companies they leave poor leaders. Often in business people are promoted because they were great in their previous role, rather than being great people leaders. Sharon works with managers and their teams to ensure they have the right tools to succeed. 

Reading text books or attending courses, whilst inspiring and fun, rarely leads to business change. Sharon works with individuals on the job to ensure they are looking to solve the right business issues. She ensure that clients have a robust follow up plan as without this there is a danger the changes they expected never really happen, costing clients more money and time in the long run.

Sharon also have a particular interest in working with Women in Business to ensure they have the confidence to reach the top of their profession and grow their business with confidence.

 

Middlesbrough

 

Rebecca Hodgson- MiddlesbroughRebecca HodgsonRebecca Hodgson Freelance Trainer

Rebecca is accredited to deliver all areas of management, teacher training, customer service and business admin L2, Functional Skills L1 and L2. Project Management (Prince 2) and self-employment workshops. Rebecca also has more than 10 years’ experience working with and supporting unemployed including delivery, personal assistant and coaching.

Rebecca has been an Online tutor since 2010 delivering Business Admin and from July 2014 Lean Organisation Management Techniques. She is currently studying for the TAQA qualification so she will be able to offer Assessor Services.

The Middlesbrough Coworking days have been a huge success since Rebecca took on the role of Associate Host. She has formed a fantastic relationship with the Graduate Enterprise Team as well as the Graduate Businesses who are based on site at Teesside University.

 

 

Gateshead

 

Di GatesThe Nest Cafe and Community Rooms

Di is founder of collaboration agency Stick Theory and one of the owners of The Nest (she runs her business from the workspace in the loft).

Di spends most of her time working with companies on their brand and digital marketing strategies – everyone from VC-backed startups to household names like Tommee Tippee. When she’s not doing that, she can be found clearing tables or washing up downstairs at The Nest.