Recent Events

06 May 2014

Focus Dinner with Meenu Malhotra, Leaving a Lasting Legacy

The culture of his Punjabi birthplace to put the care of family and elders first is a doctrine that Meenu Malhotra has lived out for the past 35 years. As head of the family business, he has helped built a group of e...

29 April 2014

Member Event: Planning to Raise Investment

Lending is still tight but investment is out there; loan and venture capital. 2014 is set to be the Year of Recovery when businesses will be taking advantage of fresh opportunities for growth. However competition for inv...

04 April 2014

Member Event: Share This and Share That Too, With Stephen Waddington

Changing Lives – the new name of The Cyrenians – says everything about what this pioneering charity has done for many thousands of vulnerable people and their families in the North East for more than 40 years. A nat...

27 March 2014

Jonathan Gold: How to Spot Opportunities and Become an Angel

Join Jonathan Gold and Forum friends as we launch our new series of informal Supper Club events for 2014. If you’re starting the new year with a resolution to back other businesses, or if you run a business that plan...

12 March 2014

Charity Begins at Homelessness with Stephen Bell

Changing Lives – the new name of The Cyrenians – says everything about what this pioneering charity has done for many thousands of vulnerable people and their families in the North East for more than 40 years. A nat...

04 March 2014

Focus Dinner with Terry Laybourne, My Life in Hospitality

For a restaurateur who’s a reluctant businessman Terry Laybourne is also a rare breed in having stayed at the top of his game for 25 years. Driven by a desire to do something different, his impact has gone way beyond...

11 February 2014

Member Event: Business Foresight - Keeping Ahead of the Game

Understanding customers' needs and desires is critical to business success. But how can we predict how these might change in the future and, importantly, how far should we adapt our businesses in response? Two leading...

06 February 2014

On-site Visit to Ringtons

Family business, manufacturing, franchise model, international trade, direct delivery, wholesale and retail, brand, social media pioneers…. there’s plenty to discuss over a cup of tea (or coffee) at iconic North East com...