Recent Events

27 November 2014

One Day – One Action Plan

A Masterclass with Pete Wilkinson, IronMan Attitude Strategies and business plans – they’re the bricks and mortar in building a commercial organisation. But how many business owners have plans that address their pers...

20 November 2014

Fortune Favours the Brave

A day of amazing stories in an amazing space – it’s time for Fortune Favours the Brave, our annual Global Entrepreneurship Week conference. George Clarke – innovative designer and architect, businessman, lecturer, au...

11 November 2014

Focus Dinner with Justin Urquhart Stewart, Seven Investment Management

By popular demand we are welcoming back of a friend of the Forum at this event as Justin Urquhart Stewart makes a return visit to the North East. Two years ago Justin gave a passionate and typically upbeat presentatio...

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...