Our Associate Partners

ping olgfPING is a family-owned company founded in 1959 in the garage of Karsten Solheim. Karsten’s frustration with his putting inspired him to design a putter, which made a “pinging” sound when striking a golf ball. Today, PING is synonymous with innovation, quality and service in the world of golf.

Visit our partner at www.ping.com

djmD J McGough Ltd provides plumbing, heating and mechanical services to industrial, commercial and local authority clients across North East England.Over the last 20 years we have built a superb reputation for getting the job done, on time and within budget. We keep our promises. And that’s why we keep winning repeat business, again and again.

Visit our partner at www.djmcgoughltd.co.uk

The newly formed Mill Garages North East Limited was created in September 2008.

As one of the countries leading Volvo dealerships Mill have an enviable reputation for providing a personalised service for all our customers.

You will find everything you need to know about the superb Volvo range, the latest offers, servicing, service plans, rental and accessories – and if you are a company car driver we will help you choose the right car for you.

Visit our partner at www.millnortheast.co.uk

djmTodd & Cue has grown consistently over the years, primarily through client recommendation, to become one of the UK’s leading independent insurance brokers and risk managers. Total client focus, with excellence in all aspects of service coupled with our growing buying power ensures that you will receive competitive insurance premiums and a true value for money service resulting in a complete and cost effective package.

Our clients are of vital importance to us, which is why so many stay with us for so long. They include household-name public companies, well-known professional practices, financial institutions, private companies, partnerships and sole traders. No matter what size your organisation is we would be delighted to speak to you to see if we can offer any assistance.

Visit our partner at www.toddcue.co.uk

FordIFAWe are Independent Financial Advisers offering a professional service that is differentiated in today’s cluttered market. Whether you want a full financial review or just some general advice, we are here to help.

Visit our partner at www.fordifaltd.tppowered.com

omega-plasticsEstablished in the UK in 1998, Omega Plastics began operating as an offshoot from Omega Plastics in the USA, a company that was the first to introduce many of the techniques that are today considered standard in many rapid tooling facilities in Europe. A large proportion of the new practices in the industry are as a result of the well experienced and yet still evolving professional toolmakers at Omega Plastics.

Visit our partner at www.omega-plastics.co.uk


A Speedflex session is a dynamic experience for all involved. Small groups of people train together with an experienced personal trainer to ensure everyone is motivated and getting the most benefit from their 45-minute session.

Visit our partner at www.speedflex.com

Durham County Cricket Club is one of 18 first-class counties in England, with a Twenty20 team called the Durham Jets. The club is based at the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground in Chester-Le-Street, which plays host to cricket matches and various other events.

Visit our partner at www.durhamccc.co.uk

St Astier is a specialist building contractor based in Seaham, County Durham. It offers conservation and repair services that enable businesses to extend the life of their premises, and help maintain infrastructure and housing across the UK.

Visit our partner at www.st-astier.co.uk

Flow is a digital agency offering web design and development, ecommerce, and digital marketing solutions to clients across industries. The expert team help clients make the most of online opportunities with bespoke tools and carefully tailored strategies.

Visit our partner at www.flow.co.uk


KPMG in the UK is a leading provider of professional services including audit, tax and advisory. As part of KPMG Europe LLP they are part of the largest integrated accounting firm in Europe.

Visit our partner at www.kpmg.com

Brewin Dolphin helps investors make their money work harder with expert financial planning services. One of the founding firms of the London Stock Exchange, the company has been a trusted and successful wealth management provider for over 350 years.

Visit our partner at www.brewin.co.uk

Ryder is an architecture firm dedicated to design excellence. The company designs facilities for the education, health, leisure, manufacturing, residential and public sectors, as well as offices and infrastructure, helping create beautiful buildings that are enjoyed across the UK and beyond.

Visit our partner at www.ryderarchitecture.com

Northumbria University

At Northumbria University our inspirational academics, cutting-edge courses, outstanding facilities and extensive partner network means that we offer exceptional opportunities to learn from the best, enjoy every minute and give your career an edge. Northumbria University creates and applies knowledge to transform lives and makes a powerful cultural and economic impact.

We constantly search for new ways to challenge, innovate and improve and have a thriving research community. The result is a growing reputation for academic excellence and increasing success in the national league tables, staff and student awards, professional accreditations and research funding bids.

Visit our partner at www.northumbria.ac.uk

Square One Law is a commercial law firm helping clients maximise opportunities and minimise risk across all areas of their business. It offers expert legal advice regarding everything from employment and commercial property to banking and litigation.

Visit our partner at www.squareonelaw.com

Mediaworks is a creative search agency based in Gateshead. The company offers search engine optimisation, paid search management, conversion rate optimisation and online reputation management services to clients across sectors.

Visit our partner at www.mediaworks.co.uk

Established in 2006, Global Substation Solutions Ltd (GSS) are a dynamic power systems engineering design consultancy and systems integrator, providing expertise to the UK and international transmission, distribution and generation markets.

GSS have offices in both the UK and Belgrade Serbia, the latter facilitating projects within Eastern Europe, Russia and Africa. Their project management, primary and secondary design staff has expertise and experience at all voltage levels up to 550kV. Supported by our commissioning engineers, GSS provide a ‘world class’ full turnkey solution for any power systems project.

Visit our partner at www.gss.eu.com

Newcastle International Airport is run as a Public Private Partnership between seven local authorities in the North East region. Newcastle International Airport is one of the region’s greatest success stories. It brings wealth, jobs, and new businesses – as well as new horizons – to the North East. A busy and thriving airport means a healthy and growing economy.

Visit our partner at www.newcastleairport.com

Mammoet helps clients improve construction efficiency and optimise the uptime of plants and installations. For that purpose, they provide solutions for lifting, transporting, installing and decommissioning large and heavy structures.

Visit our partner at www.mammoet.com

Aardvarc was formed in 2006 to meet the changing needs of the electrical end user. We offer a wide range of services from professional advice and technical services, through project management, purchasing assistance, value engineering, construction, commissioning and ongoing HV/LV maintenance to meet your individual requirements.

Visit our partner at www.aardvarcelectrical.com


LWC are a UK distributor of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.
At LWC we deliver more than just drinks, we deliver a genuine excellence in service to over 6000 UK on-trade customers.

At LWC we deliver more than just drinks, we deliver a genuine excellence in service to over 6000 UK on-trade customers.

Visit our partner at www.lwc-drinks.co.uk

metro radio arena

Metro Radio is a local radio station owned and operated by Bauer Radio as part of the City 1 network. It broadcasts to County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear from studios in Newcastle.

Visit our partner at www.metroradioarena.co.uk


Imperator Group is an ambitious and fast growing group of companies, operating primarily in the civil engineering and utilities sectors. The Group has grown impressively year on year, combining organic growth and development with strategic acquisitions and investments.

Imperator’s primary objective is to deliver sustainable growth and returns for stakeholders and partners, through customer focus, innovation and integrity. Visit our website at

Visit our partner at www.imperatorgroup.co.uk