Recent Events

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...

23 January 2014

Chairman's Dinner with Graeme Lowdon

2014 is getting off to a flying start as we launch ourselves off the grid with a world exclusive – the story of how to create a Formula 1 from a standing start. We are delighted that the North East’s own Graeme Lowdo...