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Entrepreneur Interview: with Mike O'Brien, Opencast Software

Posted on the 29 May 2017

Tell me a bit about your backgroundMy first job after graduating was at Whessoe Engineering, where they provided the opportunity to work with some very smart people and meet the customers and engineers working at the sharp end of the business. I was never a great morning per...

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Small changes can make a big difference to North East business growth

Posted on the 12 May 2017

North East business leaders have been told that making small changes to their companies can make a huge difference to their growth potential. Addressing the Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s ‘Together We Can Take On The World’ conference at Newcastle’s Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sherry Coutu...

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Scaleup business leaders flock to North East for entrepreneur forum

Posted on the 10 May 2017

Attracting more than 300 business leaders, ‘Together We Can Take On The World’, is the highlight of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum event calendar. This year’s event on 11 May features speakers including YO! Sushi founder and former BBC Dragons’ Den investor, Simon Woodroffe and Olym...

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Entrepreneurs’ Forum welcomes election of Tees Valley Mayor and his commitment to job creation

Posted on the 8 May 2017

Commenting on the election of Ben Houchen as the new Mayor of Tees Valley, Nigel Mills, Chairman of the Entrepreneurs' Forum, said: “We are keen to support the new Mayor's commitment to creating more employment opportunities in Tees Valley, which is key to helping growing b...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Rebecca Phillipson, UR in the Paper

Posted on the 1 April 2017

Rebecca Philipson founded Inthepaper.co.uk aged 21, after suspending her English & Art History degree to pursue her lifetime ambition of managing her own company. Two years later, the company had become the UK’s largest retailer of personalised newspapers, capable of producin...

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Reaching Your Super North Star

Posted on the 31 March 2017

One of the youngest soldiers ever to be selected for the SAS parachuted in to the North East to share his experience of working at an elite level and leading under extreme pressure.Now a celebrated business author, company owner and director, Floyd Woodrow has walked many differe...

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The benefits of sticking together

Posted on the 24 March 2017

By Nigel MillsEntrepreneurs are renowned for embodying individualistic virtues such as determination and self-reliance, but our strength comes as much from sticking together and supporting each other as it does from doing our own thing. When business people get together a...

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Entrepreneurs' Forum welcomes 'common sense' scrapping of National Insurance rise for self-employed

Posted on the 15 March 2017

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has welcomed the announcement that the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has cancelled the rise in National Insurance Contributions for the self-employed, which was announced in the Spring Budget last week. Gillian Marshall, Chief Executive of the Entrepr...

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Budget fails to help scale-up ambitions, says more than 80 percent of entrepreneurs

Posted on the 9 March 2017

North East entrepreneurs have criticised the Spring Budget for its lack of support for the scale-up ambitions of businesses.In a snap poll by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, 83 percent of responding members believe the Budget would fail to support scale-up ambitions of businesses.Expla...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Guy Letts, CustomerSure

Posted on the 1 March 2017

Guy Letts founded CustomerSure, a software product that tracks customer satisfaction in real time and helps companies gain valuable insights on their products and services. Before starting his business Guy held roles including R&D Director and Head of Services at Sage. T...

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