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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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North East talent recognised in Entrepreneurs' Forum award shortlist

Posted on the 25 July 2017

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has unveiled the shortlist for its 2017 North East Entrepreneurial Awards.In partnership with the North East LEP, the 14th annual awards will celebrate the most aspirational and successful entrepreneurs in the North East. The event, which will take p...

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Multi-million pound turnover plans for Animmersion

Posted on the 29 June 2017

Middlesbrough-based Animmersion plans to more than triple its turnover in the next five years, as part of its scale-up strategy. The tech firm produces digital products such as Virtual & Augmented Reality, holograms, animations, apps and interactive marketing systems for bu...

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New Northern Powerhouse Minister promises support for business growth

Posted on the 29 June 2017

Entrepreneurs’ Forum board members and members met Jake Berry, the new Northern Powerhouse Minister, as part of his first official visit outside of London.At an event co-hosted by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, along with Tees Valley Combined Authority, the CBI, the FSB and the North...

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Newcastle International Airport Joins Entrepreneurs’ Forum Network as Business Support Partner

Posted on the 13 June 2017

Newcastle International Airport (NIA) has given its further backing to North East enterprise by becoming a Business Support partner of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum.NIA will support the ambitions of Forum’s members to grow and create further employment through the organisation’s Busin...

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Business & economy cannot suffer from election fall-out

Posted on the 9 June 2017

Nigel Mills, Chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, has warned that business and the economy must not be impacted by the General Election result and subsequent political negotiations.He said: “It’s essential that the result and fall-out from the election is not at the detriment of...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Brian Palmer, Tharsus

Posted on the 6 June 2017

Tell me a little about your backgroundI grew up in Chapel House, Newcastle, and went to the Walbottle Campus School. For as long as I can remember I’d always wanted to be an engineer. Our work at Tharsus encompasses a number of engineering disciplines; mechanical, electrical, ele...

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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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