Linda Fisher set up a cleaning company on Teesside in 2011 but did not join the Stockton BNI networking group until last year. She said her business had quadrupled since she started going to the weekly breakfast meetings. The group has been rated the best in the country.
"My confidence has increased no end. Having to stand up and do 60 seconds in front of 45 business people every week at 6:30am is quite daunting - but it does teach you to be more confident, resilient and better prepared."
Linda Fisher, My House Cleaner
More top news
Held along the city's coastline at Roker and Seaburn, the 28th Airshow has seen a major programme of air, land and sea displays.
A plane carrying David Moyes and the Sunderland AFC squad was force to make an emergency landing due to an engine failure
Emma Jesson brings you Sunday night's forecast