REPRESENTATIVES of businesses from across the region kicked off their 2016 calendar of events with a gathering at Crathorne Hall.
The Tees Valley Business Club holds monthly events throughout the year, giving members the chance to enjoy some networking as well as listening to presentations from experts in a variety of fields.
For the first event of 2016, Narrative Integrated Communications – a marketing specialist based in Sunderland – showcased its business to 90 fellow members.
Kieron Goldsborough and Esme Flounders both gave a description of how the company operates before inviting two clients to take to the stage for a question and answer session.
Adam Brown, from utility savings specialist Great Annual Savings, explained how his firm operates and how they have benefited from marketing and public relations to raise its profile.
He was followed by Claire Byers of the County Durham-based charity Eleven Arches, who explained how she was promoting Kynren, a spectacular outdoor show which will be performed to a combined audience of more than 100,000 spectators between July and September this year.
After the presentation, members were given the opportunity to talk about their own line of work and exchange contact details with other firms.
Jane Reynolds, Chair of the Tees Valley Business Club, described the first event of the New Year as a huge success.
Jane said: “I’d like to thank everyone who attended, and to Narrative Integrated Communications for putting on the presentation.
“We heard some extremely interesting examples of how marketing can be used to the benefit of businesses of all varieties, and I think everyone who was in attendance goes away with a greater understanding of the subject.
“Narrative is a relatively new member of the group, and it was nice to see other new members getting the opportunity to talk about what they do and get their message out to a wider audience.”
The next event takes place at Acklam Hall, Middlesbrough, on Wednesday, February 24, getting underway at 6pm.
For more information on the Tees Valley Business Club, visit www.teesvalleybusinessclub.co.uk.