Recent Events

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...

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...