North East Leadership Group

The North East Leadership Group is a group of like-minded men & women who are keen to help create the next generation of young entrepreneurs.

The North East region launched a Leadership Group in February 2012. It was developed by Chairman of The Development Committee John Wall to help build sustained funding streams for Trust programmes and to help move young people into employment. Last year in the North East alone the Trust supported almost 4,000 young people.

It is a prestigious and innovative group led by Chairman Professor Roy Sandbach. Roy is 2013/14 David Goldman visiting Professor of Innovation and Enterprise at Newcastle University. He was with Procter & Gamble until 2012, leading global innovation programmes, most recently in emerging economies. He leads innovation strategy development for the NE LEP and is a passionate advocate for science and education, supporting the Centre for Life, sitting on the Industry Council of the Royal Society of Chemistry and with a board position at NCFE, the national vocational awarding body.

Primarily a networking and fundraising group, the focus is on providing support and developing opportunities for disadvantaged young people in the region. Common threads hold the group together -  to help change young lives, to seek personal and professional enhancement and to enjoy the infinite value of giving something back to the region’s communities, economy and future.

Find out more about the benefits of membership and how you can make a difference.

Previous North East Leadership Group Events

Members attend unique, exclusive events attended by world class speakers. Recent speakers have included:

  • Sir Charles Dunstone, founder of Carphone Warehouse and Talk Talk speaking at The Aston Workshop at Beamish.
  • Sir Ian Gibson, founder Director of Nissan in Sunderland, speaking after a visit to the production line.
  • National broadcaster Jeremy Vine, speaking at Auckland Castle amongst the Zurbaran Collection.
  • James Timpson, CEO of the Timpson Group at The Moot Hall Victorian courtroom, discussing the importance of his workforce, of which 10% are ex- offenders.
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For more information about the NELG, email Corporate Fundraising Manager Lucy Bell, or call 0191 497 3227 or 07436 836108.

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The Prince's Trust Leadership Group in the North East

Corporate Members:

Adderstone Group
Balfour Beatty Plc
Bellway Homes Limited
Benfield Motor Group
Bond Dickinson
BQ Magazine
Business Travel
Express Engineering
Gateshead College
Greggs Plc
Hamilton Portfolio
J R Holland Food Services
Jobling Purser
Meldrum Construction Services
Newcastle Business School
Newcastle University Business School
Port of Tyne
Portland Group
Proton Power Systems Plc
Rutherford Wilkinson Ltd
Sage Wealth Management Ltd
Square One Law
Tharsus Engineering