Emmanuel College Business Engagement Partners

As an Emmanuel College Business Engagement Partner you will be able to share with young people information about your sector/business with a view to attracting high quality school leavers or graduates, and play a role in shaping policy at a local level in relation to business engagement, recruitment, curriculum design and preparedness for the workplace.

 Opportunities to become involved in the life of the College may include some or all of the below:

    1. Presentations in a large group format;
    2. Discussion and interaction with smaller groups of interested students;
    3. Workplace visits;
    4. Discussion groups with curriculum leaders;
    5. Sponsorship of awards or enrichment opportunities;
    6. Recruitment workshops;
    7. Mentoring and coaching of students and/or staff; and
    8. Presentations to parents.

Emmanuel College’s current Business Engagement Partners are:

Global Bridge

Global Bridge is a unique product which allows young people to showcase their talents to educational institutions and industry. It provides recruiters with a searchable, fully customisable database which can be tailored to identify individuals who satisfy specific skills, interest and goals.

Giraffe Financial

Giraffe Financial is a dedicated firm of experienced Financial Advisors based in Wallsend, Newcastle.

Vertu Motors Plc

Vertu Motors Plc are a car dealership group, operating as a nationwide chain of franchised motor dealerships offering sale, servicing, parts and bodyshop facilities for new and used car and commercial vehicles.

Brewin Dolphin Plc

Brewin Dolphin plc is one of the largest British investment management and financial planning firms. They’re based in London but have over 30 UK offices including Newcastle upon Tyne.

Virgin Money / Clydesdale

Virgin Money is a financial services brand offering finance, banking, and mortgages. Virgin Money are in the process of transferring the business of Virgin Money (products and agreements) over to Clydesdale. More details to come in due course.

Improvement Architecture

A North East based Business Improvement and Growth Consultancy set up by MD, Graham Sleep to share knowledge and experience with manufacturing and engineering companies following a long and successful career in the industry.

Rosh Engineering

Blaydon based engineering firm providing high-voltage electrical equipment repair, refurbishment, installation and enhancement throughout the UK and northern Europe.


Handelsbanken is a Swedish bank providing universal banking services including traditional corporate transactions, investment banking and trading as well as consumer banking including life insurance. Handelsbanken is one of the major banks in Sweden with over 460 branches.

Beyond Housing

Beyond Housing are a registered housing provider responsible for the letting, management and maintenance of over 15,000 homes across the North East and North Yorkshire.

North East Initiative on Business Ethics Ltd

NEIB helps the north east region understand itself as a region for ethical and responsible business. They are joined by MPs, community and business leaders who are working in partnership on their journey to transform the way the north east does business.

CMD Property Limited

A firm of solicitors & lawyers based in Gateshead, specialising in commercial matters nationally and internationally.


The Alchemists

The Alchemists are a boutique consultancy focused on supporting fast growing entrepreneurial businesses (Enterprise Value £20m- £250m) as they go through major points of change. The Alchemists provides expert guidance and support to assist entrepreneurs in the execution of acquisitions, opening multiple sites, managing succession, etc across the UK.