Let’s do lunch all again next year

Guests at the TBI Celebration of Success event.
Guests at the TBI Celebration of Success event.

A BUSINESS event which brings together Hartlepool’s elite will return again next year.

The Celebration of Success business lunch - hosted by Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors at The Wynyard Rooms, at Wynyard Park - will be back for 2014, said TBI partner Martin Levinson.

He added: “Despite the challenges all business have faced in recent years, there were plenty of successful local businesses here today taking the opportunity to reflect on their achievements and successes.

“Hopefully we shall have more people here next year.”

The theme of this year’s event was The Business of Education and the guest speakers were Alastair Thomson (Dean of Teesside University Business School) and Katy Parkinson (the founder and director of Sound Training for Reading which is a literacy programme for children not achieving their full potential).

Alastair spoke about his career and his view of business success, and shared his experience of how local businesses can be involved with the education sector.

But he urged businesses to shout louder about their successes.

He said: “As a region we don’t celebrate our successes nearly enough, so it was a great pleasure to see so many businesses with so much to celebrate gathered together in the same room.

“With a well-trained, innovative and entrepreneurial workforce, Tees Valley can achieve tremendous successes in the years to come.

“As a university, we are proud of the role we can play, through our students and business partners, in making that happen.”

Katy said: “It’s important for us to raise awareness in our own region about how we genuinely and quickly help students.

“After today’s event, more people know about our business, and can help spread the word in the Tees Valley.”