Mavens Annual Drinks Reception At Salvus House, Durham
Maven, one of the UK’s leading private equity houses and managers of the £20 million Finance Durham Fund, hosted its annual drinks reception at its Durham offices in Salvus House, Aykley Heads. With welcome cocktails by local craft distillery, Durham Gin, and an evening of drinks, canapes and networking, the event was a resounding success to celebrate the Finance Durham Fund,s launch and successful first quarter supporting County Durham businesses.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mike Grahamslaw and his publications since we first launched MHW in 2000. We’ve developed a strong professional and personal relationship.
Mike’s that rare media publisher who isn’t all about himself and the money. He wants a deal but one that is mutually beneficial to you and your clients. He’s flexible enough to work within most budgets.
Mike and Northern Insight are great advocates for the North East regional business and leisure sectors.
Our recent visually stunning double page spread perhaps exemplifies what his team at Northern Insight are working to achieve. By combining striking, contemporary design with informative and insightful editorial features, Northern Insight provides the perfect canvas on which to project your company’s credentials. A fantastic addition to the North-East’s publishing scene.”
We have worked closely with Mike Grahamslaw and the team at Northern Insight since the publication was launched. We have always found Mike very easy to deal with and helpful to us. I had known Mike for some time before the start of Northern Insight and value our relationship. We see Northern Insight as a key publication for the North East business community.
I have known Managing Director, Mike Grahamslaw for many years now and have featured regularly in his recent venture Northern Insight. During this period he has unfailingly demonstrated a unique set of attributes which always makes him a pleasure to do business with. Firstly, Mike displays an extraordinary array of customer service skills by dealing with all calls with enthusiasm, efficiency and professionalism alongside going above and beyond the call of duty in order to ensure his clients are happy. This is, in my opinion, a rare quality found in society today. In addition to this, Mike exhibits courtesy, politeness and extreme confidence when dealing with any matter. He possesses high levels of integrity and empathy and has unquestionably treated me with total respect during my dealings with him which is incredibly endearing quality. He strives hard to meet deadlines and by nature is an exceptionally trustworthy and sincere person. An inherently nice guy who deserves to succeed in business.
NE Procurement are delighted to have been involved with Northern Insight since its inception and have generated business growth and brand awareness as a result of advertising in the publication. The magazine is the best quality Business publication in the North East which is not surprising as Mike Grahamslaw the driving force behind it is the top magazine proprietor in the North East be some distance. Northern Insight has taken the local magazine market by storm with the quality of production, depth of content with a local bias and expert business opinion surpassing all past and current media alternatives. We will continue to use the title as it fits perfectly with our own ambitions for growth underpinned by quality and a value for money service.
Mike and I go back a long way – I was Editor of Northern Executive, a quarterly engineering magazine and he was working for North East Times when we first met way back in the mid 90’s. – we were both NUFC, rugby and real ale fans, Geordies who believed in straight talk and I liked him straight away.
New agencies and new media have sprung up in this digital age but we have the advantage of experience of the pre-digital era when marketing and publishing were very different and relied on honesty and transparency with contacts, and skill and effort at work.
The technology may have changed but those values haven’t, which is maybe why we’re both still in the business when others have come and gone…
Mike and the team have provided us with a great platform to talk about our business and successes – putting us in front of a great B2B audience. Our presence in Northern Insight has no doubt helped us build our brand and reputation across the region and we look forward to continuing to be a part of the magazine and its new website.
I have worked with Mike and his magazine titles over a period of more than 20 years. He always goes out of his way to ensure that my needs and my clients needs are met. He does all he can to offer value for money and is the consummate professional turning out quality publications every month. I am delighted to be associated with him and to write for the magazine on a regular basis.
I have known Mike for more than 10 years, initially through his involvement with North East Times and latterly with his exciting new venture Northern Insight.
Mike certainly has the measure and respect of the North East business community which he has been part of and served so admirably over many years. His new venture provides an exciting and fresh approach to the business community.
I wish Mike all the best for his future prospects with Northern Insight and I am sure with his innovative and creative flair he will make it an great success. Mike’s enthusiasm and ability to develop long lasting relationships will drive the publication on from strength to strength and I am delighted to support him in whatever capacity I can.
Encompassing a vibrant range of news features, professional opinions and social photographs, Northern Insight really showcases what an exciting place the North East is to both work and live. Being a commercial director, the information presented is of pertinent interest and the magazine really is a staple read for any aspiring businessman/woman wishing to keep their finger on the pulse in such an ever-changing region. This therefore naturally creates the ideal medium for any firm wishing to improve their public image. As a permanent fixture in the North East’s media landscape for over 20 years, Managing Director, Mike Grahamslaw is an experienced, dynamic and diligent operator who is always a pleasure to do business with.