Two major North East brands have partnered together to host a series of exclusive regional business events.
Newcastle Falcons have joined up with magazine BusinessiQ, published by LocaliQ, to hold multiple networking events which will include key speakers from successful businesses and organisations across the UK.
Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards will speak at the first event on March 31 in Newton Aycliffe, focusing on leadership and the key traits needed in both business and sport.
Also speaking will be a representative from the Leadership Margin, who have over 30 years military experience in high-pressure operational leadership roles, plus eight years working with elite sports teams.
Ryan Fenwick, sales director for LocaliQ in Darlington said: "Leadership on the pitch and leadership in business go hand in hand, so it seemed a natural partnership between BusinessiQ and Newcastle Falcons."
John Oates, head of commercial at Newcastle Falcons, said: "These keynote presentations provide us with an opportunity to strengthen relationships with our current business customers, and the power of the Local IQ digital agency allows us to link with a new audience.
"We are excited about the relationship, the business outcomes it can provide for us but also the provision of quality presentations for the local business decision makers.
"Newcastle Falcons and LocaliQ might be businesses which differ in purpose, but we're still both businesses at the end of the day and can learn things from one another, which is the aim of these tailored events."
For more details on BusinessiQ magazine please visit www.businessiqnortheast.co.uk .