Analytics Network North East (ANNE)

Analyst Network North East (ANNE) is a network where analysts from the academic, public & private sector can connect & exchange ideas on analysis (quantitative and qualitative).

Our network is for anyone with an interest in quantitative & qualitative analysis happening in North East England. Members include: Business and Financial Analysts, Statisticians, Data Scientists, Modelling Analysts, Economists, STEM students, Operational and Social Researchers.

ANNE Events

We hold three events each year, held at locations in the North East of England. Events are free to attend and a CPD opportunity. 

ANNE Mentoring

We facilitate the matching of people who want to learn from each other through our mentoring scheme.

ANNE Education

Through our outreach work, we promote the study of STEM subjects to encourage people to pursue STEM careers.

We are the North Eastern Regional Group of the OR Society. In addition to the OR Society, we are sponsored by the NAO, Newcastle University, Durham University Business School, the DWP and the VOA.

Upcoming Events 


ANNE Spring Conference: Wednesday 27th March 2024 12:30-17:00

Venue: Ted Theatre, The Catalyst, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE4 5TG

The Analyst Network North East Spring Conference is back and we are delighted to welcome you!

The conference will take place on Wednesday 27th March from 12:30 to 17:00 at the Ted Theatre in The Catalyst, home to the National Innovation Centre for Data.

In this event we are happy to host talks from specialists from across the North East, that are actively participating in the fields of data analysis and data science. The speakers will share professional experiences, present interesting projects on which they work and describe how their organisations get valuable insights leveraging the power of data using data analytics tools.

We are also aiming to include a masterclass to give you the opportunity to learn or sharpen your analysis skills and breakout sessions where you can discuss topics of interest with like-minded analysts in the North East. Anyone with an interest in analysis is welcome to come along!

Please note that the event is in-person only. At this stage, we are not intending to live stream or record this event.

We'd love to see as many of you there as possible!

Venue Details:

The Catalyst is centrally located in Newcastle upon Tyne: it is a 9-minute walk from Newcastle Central Station and a 7-minute walk from St. James' Metro Station.

There is plenty of paid-for car parking available nearby, and plenty of secure bike storage on site.

For more information about the venue, please visit

ANNE Spring Conference Agenda:

12:30 – 13:00: Conference Registration

13:00 – 13:10: Welcome & Introductions – John Moss, Graduate Analyst, CQC

13:10 – 13:50: ANNEcdotes Live – A career discussion with Marie Conlon, Lead Analyst, DWP

Hosted by Elliott White, ANNE deputy chair

13:50 – 14:40: Unconference session 1 [Running simultaneously]

  • Technical Masterclass, Introduction to web-scraping using rvest and Posit Cloud – Hannah Kreczak, Senior Analyst, National Audit Office
  • Group Discussion, How can you build your analysis portfolio and network?
  • Speed networking – Connect with analysts in the region

14:40 – 15:20: Tea & Coffee break

15:20 – 16:10 Unconference session 2 [Running simultaneously]: the same technical masterclass and group activities as detailed in unconference session 1

16:10 – 16:50 The National Competency Framework for Data Professionals - Andrew Lavelle, Senior Manager Analytical Professionalisation, NHS England.

16:50 – 17:00 Closing Remarks – Laura Parkhurst, Statistician, DWP

17:00 – Social Tilleys Bar, 105 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AG


Register Here for the event

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Committee Details

Person Position
Matthew Forshaw Chair
Elliott White Secretary 
Mike Hogan Treasurer
Heather Thompson Committee Member
Libbie Read Committee Member

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