PEOPLE POWER: supporting our event charity

PIE Project (Primary Inspiration through Enterprise)

We make the connection between education and the world of work, enabling young people to develop the knowledge and attitudes they need to succeed.

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BQ Magazine

As a dedicated supporter of entrepreneurship, BQ is making a real and tangible contribution to local, regional and national economic growth across the UK. We are completely unique in what we aim to achieve as a media brand, a brand which has established a loyal audience of high growth SMEs as well as leading business influencers. They wholeheartedly believe in BQ’s focus on people – those individuals that are challenging the traditional ways of doing things. They are our entrepreneurs.

Future Skills Vision

FSV established in August 2016 is an innovative, growing SME providing unique learning and development solutions to businesses of all sizes ranging from micro businesses through to global corporations. We supply our range of unique and innovative learning and development products and services utilising over 50 years experiences across our diverse team of employees and associates. Our products are designed to align seamlessly with your organisational aims and objectives complimenting your growth strategy.

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The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP) is a public, private and education sector partnership. We are one of thirty-eight LEPs in the country and are responsible for promoting and developing economic growth in the local authority areas of County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland. We produce our area’s Strategic Economic Plan, which acts as a blueprint for the activities that need to take place to improve our economy.

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Accenture solves our clients' toughest challenges by providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. We partner with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, driving innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. With expertise across more than 40 industries and all business functions, we deliver transformational outcomes for a demanding new digital world.

Baltic Training

Baltic Training are the only apprenticeship training provider that offer a completely tech-focused, tech driven training solution. Our vision is to champion change and to constantly look to the future, to transform the way people recruit, to change the way people learn and to positively shift the perception of apprenticeships.

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BMC recruitment Group

Established in 2015, and located in Newcastle upon Tyne, BMC Recruitment Group is the strategic recruitment partner of businesses in the North East, nationally and internationally. BMC was established by Managing Director, David Blair, a chartered accountant who trained with KPMG and has advised on several recruitment sector corporate finance transactions. David recognised a gap in the market for a premium, yet affordable, search consultancy model, and financed by three High Net Worth investors, recruited an experienced team to help deliver it. BMC now operates across the North East, UK and internationally, with sector specialist consultants supplying search services in the following disciplines.

Change Management Institute

The Change Management Institute is a global, independent, not for profit association of change professionals. It was created by and is operated by members for members, constantly striving to push the boundaries of the change management profession. Our membership is diverse, appealing to anyone who has a passion for or an interest in change: those at the top of their game and those starting out. New members are guaranteed a warm welcome and a strong network. The current level of business, technology, economic, political and social disruption requires a much faster and more agile response to change – by being globally connected, bringing fresh thinking and new models; the Change Management Institute is more relevant than ever..

CIPD North East of England

We offer a range of services and events aimed at Human Resource and Development practitioners and the wider business community. We aim to provide opportunities for learning through an exciting events programme, to raise the profile of the CIPD within the region and to promote best HR&D practice. In addition, for the coming year, we will continue to develop our professional mentoring scheme, deliver further breakfast meetings and increase our use of social media. Our branch area provides details of our events programme for the year, information on the Awards, contact details and all newsletters and past event presentation slides.

Derwentside College

Derwentside College is one of the largest and most successful apprenticeship providers in the country. Our mission is to provide high quality education and training that focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and qualities needed to progress into sustained employment and build successful careers.

Education Development Trust

As an education charity, we transform lives by improving education around the world. To help us achieve this mission we have been delivering the National Careers Service on behalf of the UK government since 2004. We work in the north-east and south-central regions of England offering informed careers, employment and skills support to bridge the gap between education, training and employment.


We work with your company to create high quality, innovative digital training content to engage your staff and excite your learners. To ensure you can effectively deliver your programmes and manage users we also develop custom online learning environments to support their learning journey and reduce your training costs. Whether you are an existing training provider delivering qualifications and apprenticeship programmes or a commercial organisation with ongoing training needs, we can help! Ultimately, we help you to save money, improve learning experiences and streamline processes.


Elearning company focused on the apprenticeship market. Offering maths, English and eportfolio solutions.

FSB Yorkshire & North East England

As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. FSB's mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

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Gateshead College

Gateshead College is passionate about delivering high quality skills training which is seamlessly aligned to the priorities of your business, both now and in the future. As a Grade one Ofsted outstanding training provider, we lead the skills sector in delivering the highest standards of education and training, supporting you to create skilled workforces and developing our students with the skills, confidence, attitude and ambition to be valuable employees of the future.

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Gradvert's mission is to improve business performance by improving people. We simplify graduate recruitment, deliver tailored leadership and management training and enable businesses to build life-long learning capability so they succeed.

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HR Dept

Having great HR in the workplace is essential to help your business grow. When a problem does arise it is usually either caused by or has an impact on your employees. It’s then your responsibility to resolve these situations quickly and effectively. This can be stressful and take time, but more importantly it takes you away from focusing on what you do best – running your business. You don’t need to employ your own HR Manager or talk to a Solicitor, The HR Dept can help you. The HR Dept Newcastle team is headed by Jayne Hart who has extensive experience working with both small businesses, public sector and charities. Jayne and her team of qualified and experienced HR Advisors understand the unique challenges small businesses face and have developed a full HR and employment law service to meet these demands.

Learning Curve Group

Learning Curve Group is one of the UK's leading training providers. We work with employers to understand their requirements and offer a range of fully-funded qualifications and apprenticeships to help them reduce their skills gap. Our apprenticeship levy clients appreciate the broad range of services we can offer - from developing schemes for the unemployed through to recruitment and fully-funded flexible qualifications: - all supported by a dedicated Key Account Director. We're not just an apprenticeship provider.


Based in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, our employment team, led by Partner Nick Smith, spend time understanding each client’s employment needs to offer a fully integrated and cost effective service. Our experienced team can provide practical advice on Employment Tribunal Disputes, Employment Contracts, Redundancies and Restructures, TUPE, Occupational Pension Schemes, Disciplinary Issues, Social Media Policies, Staff Handbooks and Workplace Policies.

Miss Menopause

Miss Menopause has been created to fill the void of educational services needed by women as they reach the menopause. It’s estimated there are over 280 million days lost to presenteeism. So you won’t find data on this problem as it’s currently hidden. If you're not taking about menopause; you haven't covered well being.


We are North East England's largest member organisation, representing around 3,000 businesses. From SMEs to multi-nationals, we bring business people together across a range of member events. We ensure they get access to the best possible support. Our members share conversations, experience and connections. We come together to influence and expand the world we do business in. For over 200 years, we’ve been helping businesses and individuals grow their network, knowledge, influence and reach.


"In a nutshell, nesma offers marketing consultancy and training. You will find all your marketing skills in one study centre as we are an accredited teaching centre for the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Institute of Public relations and the Digital Marketing Institute. nesma delivers marketing and communications training courses in the North East, Cumbria, Scotland, and in-house. Whatever the skill mix you need our highly qualified tutors are here to help you succeed. "

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New College Durham

"We are one of the leading colleges of further and higher education in the North East. We wish to be recognised as a leading provider of Further and Higher education, contributing to the social and economic well-being of the region and enabling individuals to fulfill their potential through learning, achievement and progression."

New Horizons Newcastle

"New Horizons Is The World’s Largest independent IT Training Company New Horizons Newcastle offers an extensive selection of vendor-authorised training classes for top technology providers like Adobe, Cisco, Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware. Our career and corporate training solutions turn ambitions into marketable skills and business goals into results—with learning methods for virtually every schedule and style. "

Newcastle College

Newcastle College is positioned at the heart of the region's business community to ensure that the future generation of talent receive training which is up to date with the requirements of employers. We offer a breadth of training and development programmes, from entry level qualifications to apprenticeships and Masters degrees.  Our aim is to unlock the potential of every student that begins their journey with us and it's our duty to ensure that we teach individual's the skills so that they can enter employment after completing their studies. By aligning ourselves close to industry we're able to provide a pipeline of talent which benefits the North East and the wider economy.

North East Ambulance Service

We are the trainer of choice for public, private and third sector organisations across the North East of England. Since 2012, we have trained over 17,600 delegates from over 1,300 businesses and organisations. Our award-winning Specialist Skills team delivers paramedic-led training to ensure you have the skills required within your workplace or social environment to deal with any incidents. We can help you to make sure your skills are up-to-date and that you comply with UK regulations.

Northern Skills Group

Northern Skills Group is an expert provider of apprenticeships, bespoke training and workforce development and works with over 2000 businesses across the North East and Yorkshire.

Northumberland College

Business Training Solutions at Northumberland College provide training and services to employers across the North East including Apprenticeships, Traineeships, Employability, Bespoke and Higher Education courses.

Northumbria University

Northumbria University, Newcastle is in the UK top ten for the highest number of graduates entering professional employment and has the largest number of postgraduate taught students of any university in the region. It provides a comprehensive range of programmes and offers courses in 23 of the top 30 academic disciplines in the UK Higher Education sector.


Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes, so do people.

People Plus

PeoplePlus is a leading provider of education, training and wellbeing services. We have supported over 14,000 apprentices and helped over 1,700 employers. We provide businesses with flexible solutions through our unique co-design process, delivering innovative teaching and generating a ROI. Experts in training, leadership and wellbeing, through a combined approach, we can develop innovative learning and development solutions.

Skills Office

Launched by industry professionals to support training providers to deliver government-funded contracts, we are the only service provider in the UK that offers a full end to end support package for training providers and employer providers.

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Sunderland College

Sunderland College is a major provider of quality further and higher education in the North East and around the world. We offer one of the largest selection of courses in the region for school leavers, adults and employers including A-levels, technical courses and apprenticeships as well as higher education qualifications.

TDR Training Limited

TDR Training Ltd (TDR) is a leading source of training, advice and support for Science, Engineering, Business Administration, Customer Service, Team Leading and Management Apprenticeships. Our Apprenticeship programmes provide the most thorough grounding and strongest possible foundation for companies committed to developing current staff and new starts.

The Forge – Teesside University

Teesside University is dynamic, energetic and innovative, providing opportunities, driving enterprise and delivering Excellence. The Forge is the University’s front door to business, offering businesses a range of services including research and consultancy, training and development, talent recruitment, and business facilities. The Forge supports innovative businesses with big ideas and ambitions to make the most of all the knowledge, insights and networks that Teesside University has to offer. For the clarity to see where you can go, the connections to get where you want to be and the power to unlock real value in your business get in touch with The Forge.

University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland are a business facing University. We are looking for further opportunities to partner with employers to develop work based learning, carry out research or develop innovative solutions to employer problems. We can access a range of funding and leverage significant resources.

Zenith People

Zenith People is a friendly and professional recruitment agency with over 15 years’ experience of matching people and skills to help businesses grow and individuals realise their career ambitions. As well as our recruitment services, we are also able to offer a range of training solutions which complement our recruitment offering, through our sister organisation Zenith Training. These training services can be fully funded and can help employers in a number of areas.

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Exhibit and increase your brand exposure

A number of exhibition stands and speaking opportunities are available at People Power

People Power has been specifically designed to enable training & education providers as well as HR & Recruitment service providers to meet decision makers from local businesses who are actively looking for new ways to recruit, develop and upskill their staff.

The show will bring together employers and providers in a live environment to encourage the uptake of training, education and apprenticeships in the workplace and demonstrate the business benefits of investing in skills and continuous professional development.

For more information please download the exhibitor brochure, email or call Lyndsey Morrison on 07718905044.

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