Recent Events

21 October 2014

Exchange Event: Sticky Marketing with Grant Leboff

As a leading UK expert in the field of sales and marketing, author, consultant and speaker Grant Leboff was ideally placed to build and, six years later, find a buyer for his first business, direct marketing company Phon...

16 October 2014

Focus Dinner with Hamid Guedroudj, Petroleum Experts

Is it possible to create a world class, truly global business from nothing? Hamid Guedroudj is proof that it is not only possible, but it can also be achieved with headline-grabbing success, enormous profitability and in...

14 October 2014

Building A Creative Business

Every business is a stage, and all the men and women merely players – we may have used some poetic licence here but there is a strong argument for business learning a lot from the creative arts. At this event led by...

09 October 2014

Member Event: Riding the Waves with Mark Shorrock

Entrepreneurs are motivated to start businesses for all sorts of reasons but Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones wanting to do a movie you own has to be one of the more unusual drivers. Former film producer and...

07 October 2014

On-site Visit to Nissan

Nissan is not just a North East success story; it's not even just a success story of the international automotive industry. It's a global success story of manufacturing, of management and of how to develop a motivated an...

01 October 2014

Focus Dinner with Geoff Turnbull, GT Group

Anyone seeking a North East engineering success story that’s also blazing a trail in exports need look no further than Geoff Turnbull’s GT Group. A miner’s son he may be, but Geoff wastes no time dwelling on the past...

30 September 2014

Exchange Event: Innovation

Innovation has almost as many definitions as it has outcomes. It’s different for every business and can come from any quarter. It can be disruptive or it can be the smallest, most obvious solution. At this event for...

23 September 2014

Exchange Event: Mark Williams, Mr LinkedIn

Supercharge your network: an open event with Mark Williams, aka Mr LinkedIn, the UK’s leading independent LinkedIn trainer Social media and online networks are the communications phenomenon of the last two decades. M...