Recent Events

26 June 2014

Member Event: Andrew Hodgson, SMD

SMD was, says CEO Andrew Hodgson, “one of the gems of the North East” when he first got involved with the Tyneside business. Now it’s a fully fledged glittering jewel in a crown of thriving engineering companies that are...

15 May 2014

Together We Can Take on The World

“Share your success and help others succeed. Give everyone a chance to have a piece of the pie. If the pie’s not big enough, make a bigger pie.” It’s the kind of quote you might expect from a man whose business was f...

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...