Kevin Stephenson • Wallsend Chamber Director / Chair Person.
I have been a director for several companies in a variety of industry sectors. Marketing, sales, business development and leadership are my core skill sets. After almost 30 years living and working in the North West, I have returned to North Tyneside to establish my business. On returning to the North East I have also committed to sharing my skills, knowledge and expertise where possible. To this end I have been a non-executive director of Northumberland Cricket Board for the last 4 years and have been involved in developing the Wallsend Chamber from its proposal in 2017
Jackie Collins • Wallsend Chamber Director / Secretary
I live and work in North Tyneside and have been involved in recruitment for 27 years. I have my own recruitment business, Jackie Collins Consultancy Ltd, and work with SME’s around North Tyneside, Newcastle and Northumberland.
As part of my commitment to my community I have become involved in the Wallsend Chamber. As a member of the Chamber I can bring my recruitment expertise to a variety of partners including education and the third sector to support lots of initiatives to support the community in Wallsend.
Julie Paterson • Wallsend Chamber Director / Treasurer
Born in Wallsend I now run a successful Mortgage Company, which has been trading over ten years in the centre of Wallsend.
We have taken on eight NVQ trainees, five now employed. Seven of the immediate staff from and living in Wallsend itself.
I have and do actively support local sports teams, swimming club and community groups in Wallsend as well as the surrounding area and feel my position within the community and trades in Wallsend gives me a fantastic footing in becoming a successful Director/Treasurer for the Wallsend Chamber.
Geoff Woodward – Vice Chair
I have lived on Tyneside since 1990 and been involved in the management of Segedunum Museum in Wallsend since it opened in June 2000. I currently lead the teams delivering the visitor offer in North & South Tyneside Museums. I have responsibility for the business management of the venues and shaping and establishing their creative direction, development and programming. I am keen to work with partners to maximise the opportunities provided by the World Heritage Site of Segedunum, in terms of attracting visitors and income to Wallsend, enhancing the town’s profile, and being an accessible community resource enjoyed by everyone.