EF News

EF comment on North East LEP issues

Posted on the 3 February 2015

Nigel Mills, chairman of the Entrepreneurs' Forum:"The members of the private sector that make up the majority of the North East LEP board are all well respected and accomplished business people who have themselves driven innovation and created many jobs in the region. "A...

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Lets mentor the sole traders - Sunday Times, 01/02/15

Posted on the 1 February 2015

Dear Sir, The growth in self-employment highlighted in your article “Self-employed, and we like it that way” (Business, 25/1/15) may have come about through a level of necessity, but it represents an opportunity for the UK to boost employment. Figures released by the Depart...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Mark Hird, Tavistock Leisure

Posted on the 22 January 2015

"I don't feel like I've ever worked a day in my life" so says Mark Hird, a man who’s found the holy grail of making a good living out of something he loves. When those things are beer and food it's enough to make even the least envious person feel a twinge of jealousy.The reality...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with James Gray, Taopix

Posted on the 22 January 2015

Among the pile of Christmas presents now gathering dust, it's the personalised gifts - photobooks, calendars, mugs and mouse mats, typically with beaming children - that will stand out as keepsakes.It's a market that's taken off in recent years, and leading the revolution is Nort...

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Positivity Remains Among North East Entrepreneurs

Posted on the 8 December 2014

North East entrepreneurs are reporting increased employment, sales and profits from the third quarter of 2014, according to the results of the latest survey of members of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum. The latest Entrepreneurs’ Forum Business Tracker Survey, covering the thir...

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Clarke Stars At Fortune Favours The Brave

Posted on the 21 November 2014

Bravery in business and having the confidence to accept change were central themes of a major conference for entrepreneurs in the North East. Around 150 business owners who came together for the Entrepreneurs' Forum annual autumn event Fortune Favours the Brave held, for...

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Round Table Debate: Sales

Posted on the 11 November 2014

In the latest of its Round Table discussions, the Entrepreneurs' Forum brought together members to share their experiences, challenges and successes in the area of sales. Hosted by Pamela Petty, managing director of Ebac, and chaired by Forum chief executive Gillian Marshall,...

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The power of mentoring

Posted on the 29 October 2014

Paul Callaghan, chairman of Leighton Group who was a founding member of the Entrepreneurs' Forum, believes experienced business people sharing their knowledge can have a real impact on the success of early stage businesses and the region as a whole. The Forum was established mor...

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Gillian Marshall Takes The Lead At Entrepreneurs' Forum

Posted on the 9 September 2014

A leading figure in business support, commercial connections and promoting the North East for investment is to lead the region's principal organisation for entrepreneurs.Gillian Marshall has been appointed the new chief executive of the Entrepreneurs' Forum and will drive the org...

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Two New Recruits

Posted on the 20 August 2013

An organisation that shares knowledge, experience and connections to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses has appointed two new managers to drive its own growth plan.  The Entrepreneurs' Forum was established more than ten years ago and has gone on to support hundreds of bus...

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