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County Durham Sport is one of 43 County Sport Partnerships nationally, funded by Sport England and other local partners. We are an independent team working closely with national, regional and local organisations to ensure that sport and physical activity are developed in a coordinated and effective way across the county.
Our Vision - Everyone able to improve the quality of their life through involvement in sport and physical activity.
Our Mission - To inspire, build and connect stronger pathways for sport and physical activity in County Durham by being a proactive, respected, inclusive and quality assured partner.

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Investing in Children is a children's human rights organisation that supports children and young people to have a voice in the services that are delivered to meet their needs. We support young people of all ages and living in all circumstances to help to shape local services in their communities.

For more information contact 0191 374 6113 or take a look at our website:



The LaunchPad Academy CIC work within schools, colleges and universities with young people giving them skills to get into employment, make the right career or education choices, and to be a great employee, student or entrepreneur.
We also work with companies where staff are struggling with change, experiencing job related stress, or at risk of burn-out.
Our work covers:

  • Survival skills - Self Awareness, Confidence, Resilience, Team work
  • Fitness for the outside world - Budgeting, Basic Employment Skills, Personal Presentation Skills
  • Taking Charge of our Future - Employment, Education, Enterprise options, CV Writing, Interviews, Assessment Centres, Work Experience, Team Work, Preparation for Work. 
  • Early Intervention – Supporting Employers to develop a strategic approach to wellbeing and organisation change.  Working with employees to address work issues, career planning and supporting career changes.

Our vision is to innovate employability, education and enterprise nationally for those who are vulnerable, disengaged or at risk of becoming at risk.  We seek to lead the transformation of approaches to delivering employability, access to retraining and business start-up within the North East of England as a trailblazer for the UK.
We bring a style and approach that young people engage with.
We are professionals in employability, education and enterprise programmes.  We love to collaborate and partner to deliver the best programmes for our participants.


Beverly is owner / founder of Profectus 4 People Limited , specialising in organisation and people development.  Leading a North East organisation to the highest position locally in the Best Company Awards 2010, Beverly specialises in engaging and developing employees and leaders.  She has over 20 years of Human Resources experience working Nationally as well as across the North East.  She is experienced in designing and delivering recruitment Assessment Centres for large national organisation recruitment programmes, as well as being a trainer for assessors.  Beverly is a guest speaker at universities and colleges to ensure students and re-entrants into the workplace can confidently demonstrate their skills to future employers. 

Jo Cameron is an Award-Winning business woman and the owner of Remote HR Solutions and Colleagues on Tap – Coworking Network which are both North East based companies. she has over 15 years’ experience in the HR and Recruitment industry which has enabled her to work with a diverse range of organisations in the UK and Australia, including recruiting for the New South Wales Government. She has also worked with a number of public and private schools to coordinate and deliver engaging Employability and Enterprise sessions to Years 7-11, together with being an Academic Tutor for the University of Sunderland since September 2014, delivering modules on all aspects of Employability for Psychology students.  She is also an active Professional Mentor for the University and has been a Panel Judge for the Student Professional Awards for 3 years in a row.

Lucille Toumi is a freelance Illustrator, Textile Artist and an Author who produces beautiful, highly tactile and joyfully vibrant illustrations using mixed media, fabric, stitch and drawing. Lucille produces her illustrations for national and international editorial, publishing and design clients. In addition, Lucille takes private commissions to produce specially designed and completely unique art pieces for homes, organisations and companies.

So why not commission Lucille to create a unique artwork to celebrate a special occasion such as an anniversary or to create a truly personal wedding or birthday gift that can be enjoyed for years to come!

You will find Lucille at work in her bright, cheery studio at the entrance of the Craft Building at Finchale Commercial Hub.

Please pop in or get in touch for further information on 0191 386 2634 ext 264 (Studio) and e-mail:


We provide excellent care to children from birth to 19 years of age. We have proven expertise in working with children who are on the Autism Spectrum; who have Sensory Processing Difficulties; who have Attachment Difficulties; or who have functional, behavioural or social difficulties. Our primary focus is to give your child the services that promote their development. We care about every child's well-being, which is why we take the time to get to know each child, and their carers, very well.

Stephanie Snowball is a state registered OT who has 20 years of experience in the NHS, 10 of which were at the highest clinical grade. Her proven expertise is with children on the autism spectrum, and particularly, those with complex sensory and behavioural difficulties.  She has been an EarlyBird+ (National Autistic Society) and Cygnet Parent Programme (Barnardos) trainer and member of several multi-agency diagnostic teams. More recently she has been able to develop her skills in working with children with attachment difficulties by using her ability to form therapeutic relationships, use sensory integration techniques and child centred therapeutic play.  She has worked extensively with CAMHS/CYPS professionals and has been providing training for parents/carers and professionals for around 15 years.

Stephanie Snowball is the Clinical Director of RedMat Occupational Therapy.

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