Russ Sawdon
Harvey and Hugo

Member Article

Businesses look to bounce back at landmark event

INFLUENTIAL business figures, leadership experts and motivational speakers will come together next month for a major event which aims to plot a course for the region out of recession.

The event - Bounce, how high will you go? - has been set up to help businesses in County Durham and on Teesside recover from the fallout of the double dip recession.

A number of heavyweight business speakers will share their insight and advice at the one-day seminar, including Middlesbrough FC chief executive Neil Bausor, NECC chief executive James Ramsbotham and Simon Smith, a European expert in referral network marketing.

Also taking the stage at Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium on 13thSeptember will be world famous business coach Iain Whyte and motivational speaker and author Ewan Sturman.

With delegate spaces and sponsorship opportunities at the event running out fast, organisers are urging businesses and individuals to register their interest quickly online by visiting

Event organiser Russ Sawdon said: “The aim of the event is to guide local businesses to collaborateand work together to realise that where there is perceived conflict that there may be synergy.

“In supporting Bounce, businesses will be helping to put a flag in the ground for our region and, as well as being involved in what we hope will become an annual staple, they will benefit from the alliances forged, introductions made and business passed.

“Whether people are interested in listening to the motivational speakers, attending as a delegate, exhibiting or even becoming one of our sponsors they will become part of a movement that will be instrumental in driving businesses in the region forward together.”

James Ramsbotham added: “In these recessionary times, it is more important than ever for businesses to find strength in numbers through collaboration and also to seek inspiration and new ideas from beyond their sector – both of which they will be able to do at Bounce.”

Bounce has already gained the support of some of the North East’s brightest businesses and organisations including SG Petch, Middlesbrough Business Forum, Mussel Club, Tees Valley Business Club, Squegg, Envisage Group, Splash Print Management, Mint Design and Print and Redcar and Cleveland College.

Among the other leading businesses to have backed the event are Michael Cartwright Photography, PG Legal, Symbol Group UK Ltd, Dot UK, Lingfield Point, Online Systems, Baltic Recruitment, Advanced Vehicle Leasing and Harvey & Hugo.

The event also has the support of influential organisations such as the Federation of Small Businesses, the Institute of Directors, Business Networking International, NECC and the Referral Network amongst others.

For more information on how to join them in support of the event or on booking your place as a delegate contact Russ Sawdon on 07932678851 or email

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Harvey and Hugo .

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