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Entrepreneur Interview: with Pete Wilkinson

Posted on the 17 April 2015

As a teenager, multi-award winning business performance coach and motivational speaker Pete Wilkinson would jump in his Mini and drive to Leeds, to buy towels and bedding. He would load up the car and drive back to his native North East, where he would sell the goods to nursing h...

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The Importance of Mentoring and Support to Business Growth

Posted on the 14 April 2015

By Alastair Waite, director of business strategy, growth and funding consultancy Altrelli Limited and board member of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum. In a competitive world, it might seem counter-intuitive to some to share business expertise, experience and knowledge outside of th...

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“It’s important to stay positive”

Posted on the 1 April 2015

By Nigel Mills, Chairman, Entrepreneurs’ Forum Even at times traditionally associated with economic uncertainty, such as in the build-up to a General Election, it is important to remain positive, especially when there is tangible evidence to back up that optimism. It was f...

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Entrepreneurs report positive results, but the next Government should continue support

Posted on the 26 March 2015

Strong results from the latest survey of entrepreneurial businesses in the North East highlight the need for the next Government to continue to support growth among private enterprises, according to the Entrepreneurs’ Forum. The latest Entrepreneurs’ Forum Business Tracker S...

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Entrepreneurs' Forum hosts Budget event

Posted on the 18 March 2015

Around 40 members of the North East business community joined us at the Newcastle offices of PWC to watch the Chancellor’s Budget announcement and hear from experts. Discussions, chaired by Board Member and Chairman of the Institute of Directors in the North East, Graham Ro...

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North East entrepreneurs visit Facebook, London

Posted on the 17 March 2015

A group of 20 entrepreneurs from the North East have been gaining insight and inspiration from one of the world’s biggest companies on a trip to the London headquarters of Facebook.The members of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum travelled to Euston and met with leaders from the social me...

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Entrepreneurs Report Positive Results, But The Next Government Should Continue Support

Posted on the 16 March 2015

Strong results from the latest survey of entrepreneurial businesses in the North East highlight the need for the next Government to continue to support growth among private enterprises, according to the Entrepreneurs’ Forum. The latest Entrepreneurs’ Forum Business T...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Christine Nugent, Business Travel

Posted on the 16 March 2015

Christine Nugent doesn’t describe herself as an entrepreneur, but to hear the story of how she has built a £10 million company, Business Travel, out of a small firm, created as a quirk of necessity and plucked from administration, she carries all the hallmarks of the label.She jo...

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Nigel Mills letter to George Osborne

Posted on the 9 March 2015

Entrepreneurs’ Forum Chairman Nigel Mills has called upon the Chancellor, George Osborne, to protect mechanisms aimed at supporting and promoting economic growth.See below for the full letter. The call comes in advance of the Budget on March 18th and the Entrepreneurs’ Forum will...

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Brewer returns to the North East to inspire entrepreneurs

Posted on the 6 March 2015

The founder of a Lake District brewery, who studied brewing in Sunderland, has returned to the region to tell the story of how he went from news correspondent to entrepreneur. Speaking to members of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum at a special event, held at Teesside University’s...

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