Meet our Patrons

Karen Eve (Castlegate Shopping Centre)

Name: Karen Eve

Organisation: Castlegate Shopping Centre

What does your organisation do?
I work on behalf of a landlord who manages community shopping centres. I’m manager of Castlegate Shopping Centre in Stockton, while I also do consultancy work and mentoring for other shopping centres …

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Sue Theobald (Barclays Middlesbrough)

Name: Sue Theobald

Organisation: Barclays (Middlesbrough)

What does your organisation do?
We support customers in the Middlesbrough community with their financial needs.

Why does your organisation support the Foundation?
Because the team here are passionate about Teesside. Through the Foundation, we can use …

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Tanya Garland (Cool Blue)

In our latest ‘Meet our Patrons’ feature, we meet Tanya Garland, who launched the Philanthropic Foundation with Andy Preston back in 2011.

What does your organisation do? 

Cool Blue is an integrated marketing company – we offer PR, design, digital and marketing services.  We started …

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Paul Davison (Erimus Insurance Brokers)

What does your organisation do? 
We’re a business-to-business insurance broker and the only UK Top 100 insurance broker headquartered in the Tees Valley. It’s also our 30th anniversary this year.

Why do you support the Foundation?
Because we’re passionate about promoting the Tees …

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Alisdair Beveridge

Why do you support the Foundation?
I support the Foundation because I’m in a position to do it and I think it’s the right thing to do. Rather than set something new up I thought it better to support something that exists and try …

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Special feature: our patrons Cool Blue Brand Communications

Cool Blue was one of the founding patrons of the Foundation – and emphasised their unstinting support for our charity when they were Headline Sponsors at our recent Annual Dinner.

Cool Blue’s managing director Tanya Garland set up the Philanthropic Foundation with our Founder-Chairman Andy …

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Barry Atkins, PASS

What does your organisation do?
We’re a test equipment distributor, based in Stockton but with a network of 40,000 customers across the UK. We supply, service and repair test equipment, while we also have an accredited calibration laboratory. We also provide high quality …

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Karl Pemberton, Active Chartered Financial Planners

What does your organisation do?  We’re independent financial planners for private individuals and corporate businesses.

Why do you support the Foundation? I like the fact that you get to support many worthy causes all within the Teesside region. And it’s not just charities …

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Keith Miller, Ecco Finishing Supplies

What does your organisation do? We specialise in the design and manufacture of surface preparation and coating equipment for the oil and gas, offshore renewables, automotive, construction and manufacturing industries.

Why do you support the Foundation? Because the money that’s generated stays local – and …

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David Henderson, px Group

What does your organisation do? We operate and maintain some of the UK’s most high risk and hazardous industrial facilities. We operate across the energy spectrum including gas processing, thermal power, fuel storage and renewable energy. The group also has its own engineering division and energy …

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Nigel Willis

Name: Nigel Willis

Organisation: First Choice Labels Ltd

What does your organisation do? We manufacture self-adhesive labels for virtually every industry in the UK including the Food, Pharmaceutical, Electronics and Aerospace industries as well as the NHS, Ministry of Defence and the …

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Lisa Preston

In a new feature, we ask one of our Patrons about their business and their support for the Foundation. This month is Lisa Preston from Hunters Teesside.

Name: Lisa Preston
Organisation: Hunters Teesside

What does your organisation do? We sell, manage and let houses …

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Become a Patron

The Foundation has more than 40 Patrons – local businesses and wealthy individuals who make a considerable annual donation, enabling us to change lives on Teesside.

Their donations are reinvested into the community, helping those in need. But being a Patron isn’t just about the donation – our patrons are actively involved in the charity.

If you are interested in becoming a patron of the Foundation then please enter your details below.

Type of patron you wish to become

 Corporate Individual

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