There are still a few free seats available for a key business event in County Durham this week.

The Northern Echo's Level Up campaign will be at the the Riverside stadium - home of Durham County Cricket Club - on Thursday to host a panel discussion on talent and recruitment in the region. With experts from a range of sectors, we will be looking at strategies to attract, retain and develop the right people in the right roles.

The keynote speech will be given by Claire O’Malley, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global) at Durham University, before the panel discussion, and then networking over lunch.

The panel, drawn from partners who have supported our Level Up campaign to bring more investment and jobs to the region, will be:

  • Julie Brayson, Director of Culture and Transformation at believe housing
  • David Hodgson OEM Account Manager at Cummins
  • Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen
  • Amy Harhoff, Corporate Director Economy, Regeneration and Growth at Durham County Council, our event partners
  • Mark Wilkinson, Commercial Director of razorblue group
  • Helen Easton, Director of People and Culture at Darlington Building Society
  • Alan Kennedy Managing Associate at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson


There are still just a few places left, with applications closing at Noon tomorrow (Tuesday), to book one of the last few seats, CLICK HERE