Business Diary

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This is a free service. Send brief details to The Journal, Groat Market, Newcastle, NE1 1ED. Tel: (0191) 201-6290; email: iain.laing@ncjmedia.co.uk or fax (0191) 261-8869. Entries must reach us by Friday before publication.

FEBRUARY

15 - The changing role of the designer in society. The inaugural professorial lecture of Professor Robert Young. At the University Gallery, Northumbria University. 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Details from Suzanne Stelling on s.stelling@ northumbria.ac.uk

22 - Employment Law for Beginners. Open Training Course in Newcastle. For further details, contact Deborah Gill at Weightman Associates on (01670) 737318.

22 - Exceed your Customer Expectations. Event hosted by Zest Innovation and Service Network. At Bede's World, Jarrow. Free to Service Network members, £30 plus vat to others. Reserve on (0191) 519-7373.

23-25 - Northern Society of Chartered Accountants' Redworth weekend conference.

Redworth Hall Hotel, near Darlington. Contact Marie Rice, email marie.rice@icaew.com

26 - Presentation Skills. Open training course in Newcastle. For further details, contact Deborah Gill at Weightman Associates on (01670) 737318.

27 - In Conversation With ... Alan Timothy, chief scientist at Rocket Science. Discussion with the entrepreneur behind a successful multi-million pound data management business. At Tees Valley Regeneration, Teesdale Business Park, Stockton. 6pm. Free to Bridge Club members. £15 plus vat to IoD/NECC members. £25 to others. Register on a.smith@ bridgeclubnorth.com or phone (0191) 230-5742.

27 - Training of Trainers. Open training course in Newcastle. Contact Deborah Gill at Weightman Associates on (01670) 737318.

28 - The working mum: how to nurture your business and your family. An event organised by Women Into the Network. Sponsored by Business Link. At The People's Theatre, Newcastle. Noon to 2pm. Speakers: facilitator - Wendy Parvin (WIN); Nicola Skinner (Clever Clogs Nursery); Siobhan Bales (The bgroup); Jayne Graham (20:20 Consulting) and Ruth Winden (Career Coach). Cost £10. Free crèche facilities are available. To book a place, go to www.womenintothenetwork.co.uk - (members must login first to receive members' rate) and go to `Members Calendar'. Alternatively, contact Donna McCrate on (0191) 334-5502 or email: donna.mccrate@durham.ac.uk

28 - New Worker Family Act Breakfast Briefing in Newcastle. Contact Deborah Gill at Weightman Associates on (01670) 737318.

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