Medium Member Business Leaders’ Briefing

Author - Helen Cartwright

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Exclusively for senior leaders within our Medium membership, this series aims to:

  • Direct access to senior figures in the Chamber team, in particular Chamber CEO, James Ramsbotham, who hosts the webinar.
  • An opportunity to hear from leaders of our region’s largest and most influential organisations.
  • Bring together senior leaders from a range of sectors, across our medium business membership.
  • Address and explore key challenges faced by Chamber medium members.

The guest speaker is Dame Irene Hays DBE DL of Hays Travel, a well known figure in the region now leading Hays Travel, the largest independent travel retailer in the UK, headquartered in Sunderland.


Wingrove Motor Company is your go to place for all your vehicle needs in the North East! Now in its 5th generation and the largest North East Family owned and operated motor group, they have been delivering exceptional customer satisfaction for over 95 years! With 3 vehicle dealership’s & 4 workshops (including a body repair centre) Wingrove can support your business with anything from a small C1, the award-winning Peugeot 208 or 2008, the executive DS7 Crossback through to the largest of vans and everything in-between, including one of the largest display of fully electric and Plug-in Hybrids. With a range of finance and service packages to sit alongside your next vehicle.

Not only can they support you with your vehicle needs, Wingrove do exceptional work in the communities they operate in at a grass root level, in 2020 alone they have given over a unit to support the NHS in the manufacturing vital PPE, supporting a local school with their breakfast club & been involved in a handful of local & regional sporting initiatives.

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