skip to main page content
Twitter LinkedIn
FIRST Network
Gateshead International Business Centre, Mulgrave Terrace, Gateshead NE8 1AN



Caroline Theobald
Zoe Maylam
Charlotte Windebank


FIRST is a network of services committed to connecting young people and startups to their local business community. Established in 2014, the business has 3 core services:

FIRST Startup – enterprise skill development through workshops, residentials, competitions and business accelerator programmes

FIRST Breakthrough – a youth led recruitment agency connecting 14 – 30 year olds to jobs, training and qualifications

FIRST Face to Face – an online events resource and networking event management consultancy.

We are experts at engaging and communicating with audiences, supporting young people and startups and developing business relationships that are based on best practise, process and results.