Recent Events

07 June 2016

Member Event: Jamie Barber, Cabana Brasilian BBQ Group

Restaurants are expensive and risky to run so you need a good reason to start one, unless of course you’re Jamie Barber. An acclaimed jazz pianist, writer and music producer, Jamie originally trained as an entertainm...

26 May 2016

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 Thursday 26th May p...

24 May 2016

Member Event: Peter Roberts, Pure Gym

One of the most interesting, exciting and potentially profitable things you can do as an entrepreneur is disrupt a big market, and that’s exactly what serial entrepreneur and investor Peter Roberts has done with Pure Gym...

19 May 2016

Round Table Debate: Commercialising Ideas

The next in our popular series of round table debates takes place on Thursday 19th May on the subject of ‘Commercialising Ideas’. This Round Table will be slightly different to our others, because we will also be having...

17 May 2016

Focus Dinner with David Kerfoot, The Kerfoot Group

With an initial investment of £300, David co-founded The Kerfoot Group with his wife, Elizabeth, in the back bedroom of their home in 1980. Thirty five years on, it has grown to become the UK’s leading provider of oils t...

12 May 2016

Together We Can Take on the World

Scaling up, raising the bar, doing good and ice cream are just some of the themes of our spring entrepreneurs’ conference, Together We Can Take on the World. Sponsored by SGP Technology Group and following on from the...

26 April 2016

Member Event: Roger Whiteside, Greggs

During 35 years working in retail and leisure, Roger Whiteside has seen it all. He began his career at Marks & Spencer where he spent 20 years, ultimately becoming head of its food business during its golden period inclu...

19 April 2016

Focus Dinner with Mark Squires, Benfield Motor Group

A man of many talents, Mark Squires is not only a highly acclaimed advertising executive, but also an accomplished musician and former leader of one of the North East’s most successful family owned businesses. Founded...