Our Mission

"To provide a dynamic entrepreneurial environment that helps entrepreneurs and business leaders to be inspired, to create connections and to share knowledge that leads to business growth and success."

Our Strategy

Our strategy is simple and clear; we provide inspiration and a helping hand to North East entrepreneurs through an annual calendar of events, an award-winning peer-to-peer mentoring pro...

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Our Team

As leader of the Forum, Gillian keeps the team heading in the right direction. Not only does she force feed us all with chocolate and sweets, but she leads by example, working with our board to keep u...

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Gillian Marshall

Why Become a Member?

Our unique peer group offers ambitious entrepreneurs the inspiration, knowledge and connections needed to be successful. Regularly coming together, members help, nurture and support one another, benefiting from peer-to-peer mentoring and an exclusive series of inspirational events where you can learn from successful business leaders, share experiences and make new connections to grow your business...

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Testimonials

"The events at the Entrepreneurs' Forum are second to none. Whenever I go to an event, I come away f..." Read more

Our Members

With over 300 entrepreneurial members, the Entrepreneurs’ Forum is made up of the change makers of the North East business community. Our members are all owner-managers of North East based SMEs who take risks, innovate and continue to drive their businesses forward; creating jobs and wealth across the region.

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Upcoming Events

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Member Lunch

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Focus Dinner with Paul Callaghan, Leighton Group

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Exchange Event: The Art of Negotiation

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Event Pics

Digital Masterclass

Clive Rich

Tour de Forum

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EF News

Entrepreneurs' Forum Welcomes New Chief Executive

Entrepreneurs' Forum Welcomes New Chief Executive

We're delighted to announce the appointment of Jonathan Lamb as our new chief executive, who will officially take over from Gillian Marshall during the summer. Gillian has led the organisation since 2014, having previously enjoyed a successful ca......

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Mentoring

Mentoring

Whatever stage of business you’re at, if you’re looking to progress then speaking to people who've done it all before is invaluable. Mentoring comes in all shapes and sizes and finding the right person isn't always easy, but our entrepreneurial ‘matchmaking’ service can get you started and help you find a kindred spirit to offer the support and guidance you need to take your business forward.

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Become a Mentor

As in all areas of life, you get back what you give, so if you have business experience to share with others, why not become one of our mentors.

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Mentoring Surgeries

Our popular series of drop-in sessions aim to introduce you to the benefits of mentoring without the sense of commitment.

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