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MBE recognition for Founder of Colleagues on Tap

By Jo Cameron | 30/06/2016

When you mention the name ‘Jayne Graham’ in any business arena in the North East region – everyone knows who you are talking about! Jayne is very well known whether it be for her time in the Recruitment industry, Chief Executive of Business Link, Founder of Colleagues on Tap or running 2020 Consulting working with…

Rebecca Hodgson – Associate for Middlesbrough Coworking Days

By Jo Cameron | 05/12/2014

It gives me lots of pleasure to introduce you to Freelance Trainer Rebecca Hodgson who has joined the Colleagues on Tap Associate Scheme, and will now host Coworking Days at Teesside University in Middlesbrough. Rebecca really has been a fantastic champion for Coworking Days in Middlesbrough since she started attending the events and now she’ll…

Self Employment – a Blessing or a Curse?

By Jo Cameron | 03/05/2016

The answer to this question will depend on the time and day you are asked…. certainly for me anyway! Today it is both – I am working from the sofa after pulling a muscle in my back last night, so although I didn’t need to call in sick this morning, I did have to cancel…

5 minutes with….. Sharon MacArthur – Red Handbag

By Jo Cameron | 03/05/2016

Sharon MacArthur is our fabulous host at our Blyth Colleagues on Tap venue’s. It was great to find out more about Sharon and her successful business Red Handbag.   Tell us all about Red Handbag….. I set up Red Handbag to help women in business get their power back. When you manage other people, doubt…

5 minutes with….. Claire Jenks Graphic Design

By Jo Cameron | 11/04/2016

Claire Jenks is a regular coworker at our Clavering House and Blyth Colleagues on Tap venue’s. It was great to find out more about Claire and her successful business Claire Jenks Graphic Design.     Tell us all about Claire Jenks Graphic Design….. As a graphic designer I work with a variety of clients from…

5 minutes with….. Hayley Ramm – Supportiv

By Jo Cameron | 18/02/2016

Hayley Ramm is a regular coworker at our Sunderland Colleagues on Tap venue based at Software City with host Sue Stott. It was great to find out more about Hayley and her exciting business venture Supportiv which focuses on Recruitment Support Services.     Tell us all about Supportiv….. Supportiv offers advice to businesses with…

5 Minutes with….. Andy Gray – Andrew S Gray Photography

By Jo Cameron | 18/01/2016

Andy Gray is a regular coworker at our wonderful Northumberland Colleagues on Tap venue based at the Red Lion, Alnmouth. It was great to find out more about Andy and his unique style of photography. Tell us all about Andrew S Gray Photography….. I’m what I’d call an abstract landscape photographer, producing work that is…

Turn Complaints to Compliments by Nancy Radford – Roundtuit

By Jo Cameron | 05/01/2016

Complaints are bad for us and bad for business Even when a complaint is unjustified, it still hurts you, and could potentially damage your business. A new EU directive which comes into effect January 2016 states that all business trading on the web will need to inform consumers about ADR on their websites and in their general terms…

5 Minutes with…… Anne Painter – Green Tara Consulting Ltd

By Jo Cameron | 05/01/2016

Anne Painter had quite a year in 2015 by celebrating her eigth year running her successful consultancy business and relocating her home to the North East. Anne contacted us after reading an article about Colleagues on Tap in the NECC Contact Magazine in August and she has been a regular coworker ever since!   Tell…

Working with a Mental Health Need, Let’s talk about it on World Mental Health Day

By Jo Cameron | 09/10/2015

“Wow, you run your own business, that must be great”! This a phrase I have heard many times over the past 3 years and my reply is often “Yes, it is – most of the time”. Nobody wants to get into a deep and meaningful conversation or bare your soul during a networking meeting but…