Growth hub live launches free leadership event with our very own, alison freer

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP’s) popular series of Growth Hub Live events continues in July with ‘Leading at a Higher Level’, hosted by Alison Freer. 

Taking place at The Toffee Factory, Newcastle, on Friday 7 July, the event focuses on developing strong leadership and how it can support businesses to scale-up, innovate and win new business.


Alison Freer, Director of Consulting, Learning & Digital Transformation at durhamlane, will lead the one-day workshop with support from colleague Luke Robinson, Senior Sales Trainer and Coach at durhamlane.

Alison discusses: “We’ve developed a methodology and a toolkit for good leadership that, when implemented, supports businesses to grow and instill a positive culture within its team.

“We’re delighted to be working with the North East LEP and Growth Hub Live to give North East companies insight into how they can increase sales, profits and revenues.”

Colin Bell, Business Growth Director at the North East LEP, said: “To scale up businesses need great leadership that inspires people and aligns collective energy and resource towards the achievement of their vision and goals. Equally as businesses grow more and more issues that leaders face become people related.

“To tackle these issues and to get people behind the plan, leaders have to make the transition from working ‘in’ to working ‘on’ their business.  The workshop and methodology developed by durhamlane will equip leaders with the tools and insight required to make that shift.”

Growth Hub Live’s ‘Leading at a Higher Level’, in partnership with durhamlane, takes place at The Toffee Factory, Newcastle, on Friday 7 July.

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For more information about our Leading at a Higher Level Methodology, visit