About Us

The Entrepreneurs' Forum supports entrepreneurs based in the north east of England, helping them to develop, create new opportunities and grow their business.

Founded in 2002 by Sir Peter Vardy and Lorna Moran OBE, we have grown from 40 founding members to a 300 strong cross-sector peer group of like-minded people who regularly come together to share ideas, knowledge, connections, inspiration and opportunities.

As a not-for-profit organisation, our aim is altruistic. We want to inspire and provide a helping hand to entrepreneurs so they can grow their businesses and create wealth and sustainable new jobs in our region; making it an even better place to live and work!

Our membership is exclusive to owner-managers who are running their own enterprise and keen to continue growing it.

Collectively our members inspire, connect, and share knowledge and best practice with one another to create real value that leads to business growth and success.

This unique transfer of wisdom in a welcoming, entrepreneurial environment supports growing businesses, nurtures emerging talent and helps to make a major contribution to the sustainable transformation of our regional economy.