Northumberland is the most northerly English county incorporating the counties of Durham, Yorkshire, Tyne & Wear.
Northumberland's industry is dominated by some multinational corporations: Coca-Cola, MSD, GE and Drager all have significant facilities in the region. Tourism is also a major source of employment and income in Northumberland.
One of Northumberland’s famous entrepreneurs is County Durham-born entrepreneur and Dragon, Sara Davies. She famously started her crafting business from her university bedroom aged 21, and it’s now a global success..
I’ve got where I have because of my mindset, if you meet anyone who knows me – people who do business with me, the other Dragons – and you ask them to sum me up in a couple of words, the first word to come out of anybody’s mouth is “driven”. I wasn't the brains of Britain, I was probably middle of the road. When I did my GCSEs, I knew I could have done better if I’d just pushed myself a little harder.
Sara’s top tips…
The harder you work, the luckier you are….
Don’t let anyone tell you success is down to luck – yes, you need a sprinkle of luck with everything – but it’s one percent luck and 99 percent hard graft.
Be the best you can be, and you’ll find that fulfilling…
If you do something half-heartedly then it’s a missed opportunity. Give 100 percent effort and you’ll be proud of what you do.
You are a product of the people you surround yourself with…
Surround yourself with good people who have a positive influence on your life and push you to be the best version of yourself possible.
Paul has significant experience having held senior positions for over 25 years. He is recognised as an excellent coach, mentor and speaker. He has clients all around Manchester, Cheshire & Lancashire.
From time to time, we may refer you to a mentor in one of Northumberland's neighbouring counties such as Cumbria, Tyne & Wear, or Durham if your local mentors are at full capacity or if we feel an alternative mentor would provide a stronger match for your specific needs, or if it works better for you logistically. You can learn more about each of the local mentors for those regions by selecting the relevant county below:
We become their ‘unreasonable friend’, which means we will ask the question or maybe say the thing that business owners may not want to hear but know that it’s done for their benefit. To learn more, download our client brochure by clicking the link down below.