Network like a Pro! Secrets to Creating Great Connections!

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Start Date: 24 Sep 2015

Start Time: 6:00 PM

End Time: 8:00 PM

Duration: 2 hours

Capacity: 80

Venue: Newcastle University Business School, Partners Room, Barrack Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4SE › View map

Admission price: Free

Event Capacity: Full

We are excited to announce two new networks in the North East. CMI NE and WiM NE, and would like to invite you to their first networking event in NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE.

What better way to kick us off than an event about ‘Networking’!

So come along and discover:

  • The power of networking
  • Dispelling the myths
  • The benefits and value gained from networking
  • How to break down the barriers and eliminate the fears
  • Connecting the dots - How to build an effective network
  • Learn practical usable tools and tips to make your networking more effective
  • Put what you have learnt into practice

“Succeeding in business is all about making connections”

Sir Richard Branson

Who should attend?

Whether you are already a super-networker, totally new at it, an experienced professional or a student about to embark on a career, or somewhere in between, this event is for you!

Registration will begin from 5.30pm with the main event commencing at 6.00pm.


Lisa Lockey

Lisa Lockey ACCA

Lisa Lockey, is the Managing Director and Founder of ILLUMINATE Management Solutions Limited, a Business Growth Consultancy, specialising in providing companies with Strategic Financial Direction to improve profitability and plan for the next stage of growth, including securing public and private funding.

Lisa has over 20 years’ experience in Finance and 15 years as Senior Executive/Director in the private sector, from businesses with a turnover of £6m to £80m.

At the age of 25 Lisa was appointed Senior Executive of RMC North West and subsequently turned the business around from a loss making position to a substantial profit, and has repeated this trend throughout her career.

Lisa is a Chartered Certified Accountant and has worked across a number of sectors including Financial Services, Multi-Channel Fashion Retailer, Training, Construction, IT and a Regional Development Agency.

Lisa has developed her network over a number of years and built strong and much valued relationships along the way.

Louise Kennedy 2

Louise Kennedy FCIPD

Louise Kennedy, is the Owner/Director of Oculus HR Ltd - an HR Management Consultancy, which was started in 2013.

Louise is a competent HR consultant who specialises in supporting companies with their employees from areas such as employment law to employee engagement.

Over the last 2 years, Louise has successfully built the business through effective networking and developing of relationships with businesses throughout the North of England into Scotland.

Louise has been a member of the CIPD over the last 14 years, prior to being a business owner she worked within the manufacturing and automotive areas, as a stand alone HR Manager. Louise is therefore focused on the operational and strategic goals of her clients businesses.

Additional Information

This event is being sponsored by Newcastle University Business School.

Newcastle university business school


  • Buffet
  • Disabled access

Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to Chris Baines at or by telephone on 07710 515041.

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