Recent Events

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...

13 April 2016

On-site Visit to Google

Please note this on-site is now sold out – if you’d like to be added to the reserve list please contact the Forum team on 0191 500 7780. Founded in 1998, Google has come a long way from a dorm room and a garage. Tod...

17 March 2016

Member Event: Geoff Thompson, Utilitywise

The North East’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015, Geoff was born and bred in the region and is fiercely proud to have built an organisation which employs a large number of people across the area. As a science graduat...

15 March 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 Tuesday 15th March...

08 March 2016

Round Table Debate: Succession and Structure

The next in our popular series of round table debates takes place on Tuesday 8th March on the subject of ‘Succession and Structure’. Our chaired round table discussions are a great way to meet like-minded entrepreneur...