Recent Events

02 May 2018

Member Event: Hugh Facey, Gripple

Debating the woes of wire fencing isn’t your typical trigger for a lightbulb moment, but Gripple isn’t your typical business. Four years of innovation and design followed that rain-soaked conversation, with Hugh Face...

26 April 2018

Focus Dinner with Nigel Mills, The Lakes Distillery

A leading light in North East business, Nigel Mills began his entrepreneurial journey in 1986 by raising bank finance to buy eight Tyneside based shops. Growing Mills Newsagents into a chain of 85 convenience stores a...

20 April 2018

Mentoring Drop-In Session

If you have a business challenge and would benefit from speaking to a mentor about it, why not try one of our drop-in sessions? Open to our entrepreneurial members, our mentoring drop-in session on 20th April provides...

18 April 2018

On-Site Visit to Ringtons

This on-site visit will take you on a historical journey with Ringtons’ chairman Nigel Smith, great-grandson of founder Samuel Smith, who joined the business in 1972 as a trainee buyer. Family business, succession pl...

17 April 2018

Round Table Debate: Getting Staff to Step-up

Our second Round Table of the year, 'Getting Staff to Step Up,'' takes place on Tuesday the 17th of April. Our chaired round table discussions are a great way to meet like-minded entrepreneurs, learn more about a subj...

28 March 2018

Member Event: Simon Herring, Pipers Crisps

A farmer’s son and self-confessed ‘difficult’ teenager, Simon Herring began to find his feet at Oxford Polytechnic where an HND in Business was enough to land him a job with Cargill, the food, agricultural, financial and...

20 March 2018

Focus Dinner with David Harrison, True Potential

One of the North East’s leading entrepreneurs, David Harrison has over 40 years of experience in business, employing well over 1,000 people. In 1997 David founded financial advice firm Positive Solutions. He grew the...

16 March 2018

Member Lunch (Middlesbrough)

Throughout the year we host a number of relaxed and informal get-togethers', bringing like-minded people together for some food and drink. Come along and join us at for a spot of lunch and enjoy the chance to catch up...