Aycliffe Business Park's board appoints four new members

AN organisation that nurtures a enterprise park neighborhood has returned to full energy after 4 new members joined.

The Aycliffe Enterprise Park Group’s authentic 11 board members had been appointed when ABPC was first integrated in 2016.

However as some members left on account of different commitments, ABPC began a recruitment marketing campaign late final yr.

The board of administrators is now again as much as 11, with the arrival of Lisa Fleming, Stephen Gosnay, Sharon Hutchinson and Ben Healey.

Lisa is managing director of Aycliffe-based recruitment company Driver Rent Darlington, Stephen is essential account supervisor at Newton Press, Sharon is operations director of legislation agency Endeavour Partnership and Ben is a companion in legislation agency Greystone Authorized.

They be a part of seven present members Kerina Clark (Xcel Centre managing director), Pamela Petty (Entreprenising proprietor), Rachel Townsend Inexperienced (Thrive Advertising and marketing director), Sarah Slaven (Enterprise Durham County Council operations director), Lee Harris (Mitchell Gordon companion), James Goodliffe (Formulation Plastics managing director) and Martin Walker (Mantis Media managing director).

Chair Kerina stated: “We’re delighted to have appointed 4 individuals who have demonstrated a transparent need to construct on the work already achieved over the previous few years.

“Our key mission assertion is to develop, maintain and assist a vibrant and numerous enterprise park neighborhood to contribute to an atmosphere the place companies can develop and develop and to assist companies with alternatives to advertise and acquire info associated to their enterprise.

“We’ve already achieved an excellent deal, however we imagine ABPC is but to fulfil its full potential, and we’re excited concerning the alternative to make additional progress with the assistance of the 4 new board members.”

Lisa is a certified transport supervisor and has labored inside logistics and transport administration for the previous 14 years.

“I’m enthusiastic about participating, strengthening the relationships and driving the enterprise park ahead to work collectively and join with one another, which in return will assist enterprise progress inside the enterprise park,” she stated.

Stephen is essential account supervisor for family-run printing agency Newton Press, which has been based mostly in Aycliffe because it was fashioned in 1963, after becoming a member of the agency in 2017.

He stated: “There’s a enormous sense of neighborhood spirit each with the residents and the native companies and that is one thing I’m enthusiastic about.

“I imagine that, collectively, we are able to obtain extra and grow to be a stronger space whereas bringing profit to all on the park and the broader neighborhood.”

Endeavour Partnership operations director and Newtonian Sharon relies on the agency’s Aycliffe workplaces, on the Xcel Centre.

“Having lived in Aycliffe all my life and seen the work of ABPC, it was a no brainer to get entangled with the group,” stated Sharon.

“In addition to flying the flag for the improbable companies on the park, they’ve created an actual neighborhood really feel and it’s beautiful to suppose that my friends imagine I’ve one thing to contribute to the subsequent chapter.”

Solicitor Ben labored for a Northumberland authorized agency earlier than establishing Greystone Authorized with Paul Humble in June 2017.

He added: “I imagine the enterprise park is underappreciated and may supply extra to all its residents than its handy location. ABPC is the car to do that.”

ABPC goals to assist and assist financial improvement and financial exercise on Aycliffe Enterprise Park, and to advertise and assist the park by means of occasions and advertising and marketing supplies.

It goals to do that by signposting ABPC members to assist, provision and data for his or her enterprise wants whereas speaking and sharing expertise, greatest apply and facilitating information switch inside the 400 hectare property, which is house to greater than 500 corporations, using round 10,000 individuals.

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