New management for Service Network


Rebecca Davis
Jul 25, 2016

Service Network
Service Network, the voice of the region’s service, creative and technical sectors since 1995, is relaunching under new management by leading business support organisation RTC North to provide a strengthened focus and significant business benefits for its members.

Service Network, the business-to-business organisation will offer monthly networking meetings with presentations from leading figures, informal breakfast and early evening events, sector seminars, debates and specialist training opportunities for members.

New events have been organised, featuring guest speakers including Neil Warwick, head of EU and Competition at Square One Law, on future trading prospects, potential and problems post-Brexit for regional businesses, and John Seager, chief executive of Siglion, which is carrying out a £100m regeneration and development of major Sunderland sites.

Both events will include free networking lunches, and both will take place at RTC in Sunderland. There is also a chance for Service Network members to be the first to hear about ‘Hubspace’, a fantastic new place to work, network or hot desk, before its launch later in autumn.

An informal get-together has also been arranged in Newcastle for August, to help create new business connections, generate sales leads and introduce members old and new.

Jamie Ollivere, on behalf of Service Network, said: “Many of the region’s most talented, ambitious firms and individuals will benefit from Service Network’s opportunities to move their business forward, collaborate and exchange ideas.

“The new management is a major milestone, and we are actively helping members create a culture in which they can thrive. We are focussed on delivering high value, business to business services that make a real difference to enterprises large and small.”

The Annual General Meeting and post-brexit for businesses talk by Neil Warwick of Square One Law will take place at 11.30am, Thursday 25 August at RTC, Loftus House, Colima Avenue, Sunderland Enterprise Park. Free networking lunch.

The launch of the 2016/17 programme, with a presentation from John Seager of Siglion, will take place at 11.30am, Wednesday 21 September at RTC. For this event only, it will be free to members and non-members alike.  Free networking lunch.

The social evening will be at 5.30pm, Wednesday 7 September at the Gin Bar, Crowne Plaza, Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle. Welcome drink and canapes.