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One of the region's most successful colleges has further cemented its links with the private sector by signing a three-year sponsorship deal to support the annual dinners of the region's largest business membership organisation.

Gateshead College has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with NECC for its Tyne & Northumberland Annual DinnerOne of the region's most successful colleges has further cemented its links with the private sector by signing a three-year sponsorship deal to support the annual dinners of the region's largest business membership organisation.

Gateshead College will be the main sponsor of the North East Chamber of Commerce Tyne & Northumberland Annual Dinner until 2014.

The College already enjoys excellent links with the business community via its groundbreaking courses in manufacturing, automotive engineering, electric vehicle technology, sustainable construction and renewable energy and 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.

Richard Thorold, principal at Gateshead College, said:

"We're delighted to support the NECC's annual dinner. We are committed to playing a pivotal part in securing the long term success of the North East and its most vibrant and valuable asset – its people.

"This exciting partnership with the NECC is a reflection of the strength of that commitment and our place at the heart of the region's business and economic community."

Gateshead College has been co-sponsor of the annual event for the past two years and has already benefited from partnership with NECC.

The college this summer launched a new sports mentoring program that will be overseen by double Olympic gold winner Dame Kelly Holmes, who was first approached for the role after speaking at least year's NECC Tyne and Northumberland Dinner.

NECC Chief Executive, James Ramsbotham, said he was delighted with the new partnership.

"Gateshead College's commitment to sponsor the Tyne and Northumberland Dinner for the next three years is a genuine statement of intent," he said.

"The college and NECC are in agreement that businesses and the education sector must work closely together if we are to realize the region's undoubted economic potential.

"By backing such a prestigious event, Gateshead College has ensured that its profile will be maximised through the dinners and hopefully more mutually successful relationships with globally-recognised figures such as Dame Kelly Holmes will be created."

The North East Chamber of Commerce Tyne and Northumberland Dinner will be held at Newcastle Civic Centre on Thursday October 25. Click here to book your tickets online.