Nurturing North East Talent

NRG invites the region’s businesses to attend a CIM event hosted at The Business Clinic at Northumbria University on 14 June, showcasing North East talent.

Diane Earles, Network Manager for CIM, said, “To introduce the brand new home for The Business Clinic at Northumbria University, we will be presenting two case studies: Special iApps and Parker.  The presentations will show how partnerships have developed between the Business Clinic and their clients, how the students have progressed and how talent has been retained in the region.”

The speakers will include Beverley Dean and Les Graham.  Beverley founded Special iApps, a not-for-profit social enterprise which makes apps to help children with learning disabilities, in 2011.  Business Clinic students have helped grow the SME to what it is today through a number of projects.  Les Graham recently secured a job with Parker, who he conducted a consultancy project for through the Business Clinic in 2015.  Parker is the global leader in motion and control technologies, providing precision engineered solutions for Aerospace, Climate Control, Electromechanical and Filtration.

The event, sponsored by NRG, is titled ‘Nurturing North East Talent’ and is open to CIM members and non-members (Free to members, £15 non-members)  Registration and networking is from 18:00, the event starts at 18:30 and finishes at 20:00.

Julie Mordue, Client Relationship Manager at NRG comments, “NRG has supported businesses to attract, integrate and retain talent in the region for over 40 years.  In a competitive and candidate-led marketplace it is vital we understand the current needs and expectations of existing and future employees in order to drive the continued growth of our region.

“NRG is delighted to sponsor this event which showcases two businesses that have embraced the partnership with The Business Clinic at Northumbria University to develop and retain their talent”.

For more information or to book go to or call +44 (0)1628 427340 during office hours.