We're looking forward to an amazing evening of entertainment to raise funds for our Charity of the Year.
Hosted by St James' Square Law Firm in aid of our Charity of the Year
We are hosting a large fundraising ball on October 10th 2019 at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle. The Ball is in aid of Heel and Toe - our Charity of the Year.
Our aim is to raise a whopping £40,000 throughout 2019 and the ball is key in achieving this ambitious target.
Please note, this event is now SOLD OUT.
Each ticket is priced at £60+VAT and includes a welcome drink, 3 course meal, wine on the table plus comedy from the Lost Voice Guy, live music from Last Anthem with Alfie Joey as our compère for the whole evening.
We will also be holding a silent auction which is (apart from the tickets sales) the only fundraising aspect of the evening.
Dress code for the event is black tie.
We want all of our guests to relax and enjoy themselves, which is why we have an amazing evening of entertainment planned.
WINNER OF BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT 2018
Lost Voice Guy
Lee Ridley, aka Lost Voice Guy, is a much loved comedian from the North East. We’re delighted that Lee, who is in the middle of a very successful UK tour, is able to join us with his entertaining stand-up comedy. Lee was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of six months, which left him unable to speak. He delivers his unique act through an iPad voice synthesiser and won the 2018 series of Britain’s Got Talent.
Your compere for the evening will be North East’s favourite Alfie Joey. Alfie is an all-round entertainer and is a talented writer, comic, actor, impressionist, singer, presenter, and artist. You can hear Alfie’s breakfast show, which he hosts with Anna Foster, every weekday morning on BBC Radio Newcastle.
Last Anthem are a popular function band from the North East. Guaranteed to get you on the dancefloor, they will perform all of the songs that we know and love.
Harrison Centre for Social Mobility
The Harrison Centre for Social Mobility (HCSM) was founded by David Harrison and Daniel Harrison. HCSM provides advice and financial support to charities that are helping people, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds, to learn new skills.
The Harrison Centre also looks for new ways to tackle long-standing social mobility issues with practical support. One example of this is the Harrison Centre’s partnership with the Beacon of Light in Sunderland.
The partnership has enabled the creation of a dedicated workshop inside the Beacon of Light, with an educational programme to improve skills and access to employment for local people.
David Harrison is also the founder and Chairman of Newcastle based financial technology company True Potential and Daniel Harrison is the firm’s Chief Executive.
The Harrison Centre’s partnership with the Beacon has created a pathway into True Potential’s technology development academy, opening up the opportunity of a career in financial services.
True Potential is a financial technology company, providing investment management, financial advisory and business support services to over 20% of UK financial advisers and close to two million end clients.
With its head office in Newcastle, True Potential has over £52bn of clients’ assets under its administration, working in partnership with some of the world’s best-known fund managers, including UBS, Allianz, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Schroders.
True Potential has twice been ranked as the fastest growing financial advice and technology services company headquartered outside London in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50.
In 2017 and 2018, True Potential was named Business of the Year in its category at the European Business Awards. Over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries entered the competition.
In partnership with the Open University, True Potential founded the Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance, providing free personal finance modules to the public. Over 400,000 people have taken part to date.
In 2018, True Potential became a founding partner of the national Social Mobility Pledge, which is a commitment to provide fair opportunities to people irrespective of their background. The Pledge was jointly founded by True Potential’s chairman, David Harrison and former Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Justine Greening MP.
Rent to Own is an innovative strategy allowing tenants get on the property ladder, whilst also offering landlords and property owners an alternative way of selling their property with insured monthly income.
Rent to Own introduces ‘Tenant Buyers’, those individuals that may otherwise never have the opportunity of home ownership, but via the Rent to Own method are helped to evolve from Tenant to Buyer and ultimately, home owner.
Recite Me is a web accessibility software company. Our aim is to make the web a more accessible place by delivering Cloud based web accessibility solutions. We enable you to consistently meet the needs of your website users at work, at home or on a mobile device with a single click.
Developed to help anyone with an online accessibility challenge, Recite offers a full range of options, including text to speech functionality, translation into over 100 languages, a document reader, an audio MP3 creator and much more in one cost-effective solution.
With over 30 years’ experience, Urban Base is an estate agency with a pro-active, honest and results driven approach.
By providing a professional and friendly service on all aspects of residential sales, rentals, market appraisals (valuations), property management, marketing of land and new-housing developments; urban base is the leading estate agent for the North East.
Working with expert associates including financial advisors, interior designers, architects and solicitors, the experienced urban base team offers a comprehensive and effective approach to meeting client objectives.
St James’ Square Sports Management are a team of experienced football agents who represent professional football players, managers and new talent.
The football players that they work with are from top flight clubs in the UK and Europe. The company negotiates contracts between players and clubs, as well as advising players on a range of issues relating to sponsorship, image rights, merchandising and endorsement arrangements.
The motivation behind St James’ Square Sports Management is the belief that sports professionals deserve to be represented by lawyers who can not only maximise their clients’ earning potential but who also have their clients’ best interests at heart.
Professional Foodservices for the catering industry
Here at Laidler’s, covering an area from North Yorkshire to the Scottish Borders, we pride ourselves on being one of North-East England’s leading Foodservice providers. Laidler’s started life in 1913 with a market garden and milk business, but has always taken the ‘Kaizen’ approach – one of continuous improvement – it’s the only way!
Our service covers most types of catering establishments from Hotels and Restaurants to Schools, Care Homes, Hospitals etc. with an extensive range of supplies from Fresh Produce, Dairy Products, Mineral Waters and Soft Drinks to a full range of store cupboard essentials. Using the extensive network of growers, importers and suppliers we have both locally, nationally and across Europe, we are able to offer competitive pricing, continuity of supply and brand consistency and with access to Rungis International Market in France there is not much we cannot source!
31 The Quay is an 80 seater restaurant on the river side at Smiths Dock in North Shields. The restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience in surroundings reflecting the history of the location, based within yards of the ferry landing with ships and boats passing the window throughout the day. Every seat offers the diner an unrivalled view of the river and its traffic. The restaurant is accessible to everyone, providing customers with a comfortable welcoming atmosphere.
Headed by acclaimed, award winning chef Andrew Wilkinson, 31 The Quay offers British modern cuisine using fresh, seasonal, locally sourced produce. The food is uncomplicated, full of flavour using the finest ingredients from local suppliers and growers alike. The menu offers the diner a wide choice, including the freshly landed catch of the day. Morning coffees, homemade bread and pastries complete the service.
North East Times provides a voice for those who are shaping the North East economy.
The region’s leading monthly independent publication presents inspiring business and lifestyle content for professionals who are working and living in the North East across multiple channels – online, social media, email, film and events.
We look to build on the four-decade history of the North East Times’ title, while embracing the latest digital innovations to engage, inform and entertain our audience.
By publicising the achievements of the individuals, companies and organisations that are impacting the local economy, our aim is to showcase the North East as a vibrant and productive place to work and live.
With our modern approach and established legacy, North East Times strives to be the number one business publication in the region across all channels.
North East Times produces 11 high-quality printed magazines a year that are distributed to businesses leaders and influencers and key business and lifestyle locations across the North East and beyond.
Each 100-plus page issue is carefully themed to reflect the region’s economic landscape and combines in-depth interviews and profiles, informed opinion pieces and essential business advice from some of the most successful and emerging business talent with links to the North East.
In addition, each magazine features news, views and interviews dedicated to one of the region’s fastest growing sectors – the Built Environment, while our dedicated Out of Hours section provides the latest lifestyle news and articles from high profile contributors.
When launching the all-new North East Times in October 2015, the team’s aim was to bring an international-feel magazine to a regional audience. As such, each issue is produced to the highest standard, where the editorial is complemented by excellent modern design and exceptional portrait photography.
Our core values of transparency, integrity and creativity permeate everything we do and will ensure that the North East Times is produced for the benefit of our readers, advertisers, investors, staff and wider North East business community.