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North East entrepreneurs honoured at major awards event

Posted on the 2 October 2017

Newcastle-based financial services entrepreneur David Harrison has been named as Entrepreneur of the Year by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum at the organisation’s annual awards. David, who is managing partner of True Potential LLP, was presented with the Ward Hadaway-sponsored award at...

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Tribute to Freddy Shepherd

Posted on the 26 September 2017

Following the sad news that well-known North East business leader Freddy Shepherd has passed away, aged 75, the Chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, Nigel Mills, has paid tribute the achievements and flair of the former Newcastle United Chairman and serial entrepreneur. Nig...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Colin McClymont, The Pen Shop

Posted on the 21 September 2017

Tell me a bit about your backgroundI’ve been in retail all of my working life, starting out at John Lewis as a management trainee. I moved from there to Beales, a chain of department stores based in Bournemouth, where I became store director for the Walton-on-Thames branch. From...

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Comment on labour market statistics: scale up support needed to tackle unemployment

Posted on the 13 September 2017

Nigel Mills, Chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, which represents more than 300 high-growth, North East businesses, with a combined turnover in excess of £2.3 billion and more than 23,000 employees, said: “Today’s unemployment figures paint a blurred picture for the North E...

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We must be bold about devolution

Posted on the 30 August 2017

By Nigel Mills, Chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum Businesses on the cusp of scaling up make plans and predictions, but before they can realise their potential a leap of faith is required. In much the same way, the three local authorities north of the Tyne know the benef...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Ian Humpish, The Roundhouse

Posted on the 21 August 2017

Tell us a bit about your background. Having spent the latter years of my schooling more focused on sport than learning I was given what turned out to be very wise advice – to go and get a job… I went straight into FMCG, initially with Alcan, selling household foil into all the ma...

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Nigel Mills comments on North East employment growth

Posted on the 16 August 2017

Commenting on the latest labour market statistics, which showed that the North East had one of the highest increases in employment in the UK in the three months up to June 2017, Entrepreneurs’ Forum Chairman Nigel Mills said: “The continuation of employment growth in the Nort...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Gill Burgess, r//evolution

Posted on the 4 August 2017

Born and bred in the North East, Gill Burgess founded r//evolution and has grown it into one of the region’s most respected marketing agencies, servicing a list of well-known clients throughout the UK, across a wide range of sectors. Tell us a little about your background?I first...

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Entrepreneurs’ Forum highlights benefits of scaling businesses to Minister

Posted on the 26 July 2017

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum, which represents more than 300 North East high-growth businesses, with a combined turnover in excess of £2.3 billion and 23,000 employees, has raised the main challenges affecting the region’s scale-up companies with the Government. The meeting with...

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Entrepreneurs’ Forum Chairman Nigel Mills comments on GDP Estimates

Posted on the 26 July 2017

Nigel Mills, Chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, which represents more than 300 high-growth North East businesses with a combined turnover in excess of £2.3 billion and more than 23,000 employees, commented on today’s estimate of 0.3% GDP growth between April and June, sayi...

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