Upcoming Events

05 March 2019

Focus Dinner with Toby Bridges, NBT Group

With NBT Group recently crowned the North East’s fastest growing business, Toby Bridges has followed in the footsteps of his fore-fathers and built upon a century of supply chain management knowledge; but it didn’t alway...

13 March 2019

Exchange Event: Digital Marketing Masterclass

More than two-thirds of UK marketing spend is on digital media so, in this Exchange event, we're bringing together industry experts to give us their thoughts on the current landscape and what your business needs to do if...

15 March 2019

Member Curry Night

The second of our social events for entrepreneurs sees members come together to enjoy award-winning chef Kaysar Ahmed's traditional Indian cooking with a twenty-first century twist at Vadah restaurant in Stockton. Co...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...