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Horse Racing Hero to Speak at NECC Tees Dinner

 

A mix of sporting excellence, PR acumen and academic achievement will be on show at this year's largest Tees Valley business dinner.

tyne dinner picA mix of sporting excellence, PR acumen and academic achievement will be on show at this year's largest Tees Valley business dinner.
The North East Chamber of Commerce has secured legendary Grand National winner, Bob Champion, and Nora Senior, Vice President of the British Chambers of Commerce as speakers at this year's Tees Valley Dinner.

It has also signed-up Middlesbrough College as main sponsor for the gala evening, which takes place in September.

Bob Champion MBE, who is originally from Guisborough, is a true sporting legend who won the world's most famous horse race after conquering cancer. He will talk about life in the saddle and his role as a successful racehorse trainer, from which he retired in 1999.

NECC also has a tradition of prominent business speakers and this year is no exception.
Keynote speaker will be Nora Senior, Vice President of the British Chambers of Commerce and Executive Chair, UK Regions and Ireland of global public relations and public affairs consultancy, Weber Shandwick.

Nora has over 22 years' experience, specialising in corporate, public sector and government communications, advising organisations of all sizes across a range of sectors.

Prior to Weber Shandwick, she established The PR Centre, when Managing Director at Hall Associates, Saatchi & Saatchi's Scottish-based PR consultancy.

Middlesbrough College already enjoys excellent links with business but sees this sponsorship deal as a further demonstration of its commitment to successfully bridging the gap between the worlds of business and education and training.

Mike Hopkins, Principal and Chief Executive, said: "We're delighted to support the NECC's annual dinner. The College is committed to playing a pivotal role in securing the long term success of the Tees Valley and the wider North East and nurturing the region's most valuable asset – its people.

"This partnership with the NECC is a reflection of the College's commitment to play a major role in the region's business and economic community."

The event will be held at the Thistle Hotel, Middlesbrough, on Friday September 13 and will be attended by key members of the south of the region's businesses community.

NECC Chief Executive, James Ramsbotham, said: "This event is a celebration of all the great things that have been happening in the Tees Valley business community over the past year, so it is fantastic to secure a local sporting legend as speaker and Middlesbrough College as sponsor.

"I have been incredibly impressed with the College's expansion in recent years with the new Sixth Form Centre, MC6, and its incredible sports facilities – it truly is committed to providing a vibrant and exciting learning environment.

"There are many business successes worthy of celebration in the Tees Valley and I hope as many firms as possible will join us to celebrate their achievements and enjoy a fantastic evening."

Businesses of all sizes are welcome. Guests will be treated to a delicious three course meal, hear from inspiring, informative and entertaining speakers and have time to network with existing and new contacts within the Tees Valley business community.

This black tie event will commence with a drinks reception before guests take their seats for dinner.

If you would like to attend the dinner simply click on the links above, visit www.necc.co.uk/events or call the events team on 0300 303 6322.