Recent Events

21 May 2019

Round Table Debate: Motivating Staff

Chairing the conversation, managing director of Spark Response, Peter Slee has spent more than 20 years building his business upon a culture of growth, innovation and staff engagement. Come along to share stories and...

09 May 2019

Entrepreneurs' Conference: Together We Can Take on the World

The biggest entrepreneurial event in the region if you want to grow your business, our entrepreneurs' conference will see 300 business leaders come together at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, for what is the highlight of...

02 May 2019

eCommerce Group - Meeting #8

Our second eCommerce group of the year gives those operating online stores the chance to come together and enjoy topical discussions, share ideas, news and challenges from the world of online retail. If you run an onl...

30 April 2019

Member Event with Phil Cronin, Tombola

Starting out in 1897 as Edward Thompson, a stationery shop in the heart of Sunderland, it wasn’t until Phil Cronin’s father, Frank, took over the family business in the 1960’s that the bingo story began. Frank was a...

25 April 2019

Mentoring Drop-in Session

Whatever stage of business you are at, speaking to people who have done it before can help; but finding the right person isn't always easy Our mentoring surgeries aim to help. Confidential one-to-one sessions, they give...

03 April 2019

Exchange Event: Brand is Dead

Founder of menswear brands Shackleton and Blackshore, and an award-winning made-in-Britain manufacturer, Simon is also a leading strategic brand advisor and the author of four books, including the best-selling guide to s...

02 April 2019

On-site Visit to Tharsus

Engineer and entrepreneur Brian Palmer is CEO of Tharsus, a business he has grown from a small, back street, metal bashing shop, to one of Europe’s fastest growing technology businesses, working in close collaboration wi...

21 March 2019

Focus Dinner with Kevin Brown, Pacifica Group

Made redundant from the electricity board in 2003, along with co-founder Scott Pallister, Kevin set out to build a business with the ethos of providing people a better level of customer service than their competitors....