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Wed | Dec 01 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Offshore Wind North East 2021

Supply Chain North East Supply Chain North East

This event is a must for any owner or senior manager of a small business. This is your chance to learn the absolute essentials of people management within your business that will you the opportunity to both assess your personal capacity whilst also sharing any concerns, issues and challenges with Alison Schreiber and other participants within the workshop programme.

Ultimately, this program gives you a framework for future successful business management. This, in turn, will provide the foundation needed for sustained trading and growth.

About this event

As business owners we can now see some light at the end of the tunnel as the pandemic restrictions lessen, so now is a great time to strengthen for the remainder of 2021 and beyond.

Utilising practical skills and exercises, you leave the workshops equipped with newfound knowledge, tools and tips that you can put into practise as soon as you step back into the workplace.

Once we have gone through the process with you, we will invite you to bring your current challenges and we will demonstrate to you how you can solve them using our process. Our solution is not a one off, this is a process for you to use ongoing in your business. Effective marketing and sales should never stop, and our exciting program shows you just how to keep going even in changing times.

About Alison Schreiber

Alison is Owner and Director of The HR Dept – Durham and The H&S Dept – Durham & Newcastle. Her businesses provide outsourced HR and Health and Safety advice and support to small and medium businesses across North East England, covering various sectors including manufacturing, retails, charity, hospitality and so on.

She has over 26 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry in a breadth of roles. Her accumulated experience includes 18 years in Human Resources roles and 13 years in Health and Safety (overlapping) but also working in other functions such as Research & Development, Quality and Environment.

Alison is a Chartered Member of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) and a Technical Member of IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health). She has lived and worked in UK, Germany and Spain and speaks fluent German and some Spanish, as well as her native English. From a personal point of view, Alison has a black belt in karate and enjoys genealogy, drawing, astronomy and reading. Her personal values place high importance on integrity, responsibility and a strong work ethic.

How is the event delivered?

Through a number of virtual workshops, attendees will have the opportunity to take advantage of peer to peer learning as well as network with other businesses, along with this there will be dedicated time for any one to one support.

Workshop Dates

  • Leading an Effective Team (Workshop 1) – Friday 5th November
  • Managing Performance (Workshop 2) – Friday 19th November
  • Communicating Confidently (Workshop 3) – Friday 3rd December
  • Managing Absence (Workshop 4) -Friday 17th December

Benefits of attending this event

  • Ensuring you know how to get the best from your team
  • Learning to maximise good performance and how to deal with poor performance issues as they arise
  • Improve teamwork and retention by effectively engaging your employees
  • Understanding how to prevent and manage absence to the best outcome


Businesses who are located within

  • County Durham
  • Sunderland
  • Gateshead
  • Newcastle
  • South Tyneside
  • North Tyneside
  • Northumberland

Supply Chain North East brings together four key partners to work with over 800 businesses through to 2022, supporting them to identify opportunities in new and existing markets. An integral part of the North East Strategic Economic Plan, that has a vision to create 100,000 more and better jobs between 2014 and 2024. Supply Chain North East is delivered across the region by RTC North, Generator, North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC).

Supply Chain North East is a multimillion programme aimed at revolutionising the way SMEs diversify their offering and embrace new markets. The programme has received more than £3m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund, which is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

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