EF News

Entrepreneur Interview: with Andrew Tomlinson, Andrew James

Posted on the 25 April 2018

Tell us about your background in businessI left home at 17, with no real qualifications and did a number of jobs, mostly working in factories. It was three years later when I set up my first business in the food manufacturing industry, with support from The Prince’s Trust. It was...

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Journal Business Column: March 2018

Posted on the 21 March 2018

Read our Chairman James Robson’s latest column, published on 21 March in the Journal.Britain was historically derided as a ‘nation of shopkeepers’, but I have always believed we have a better reputation as a nation of entrepreneurs.   That said, a new survey from NatWest ques...

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Forum chairman to offer insight into angel investment for the next generation of entrepreneurs

Posted on the 12 March 2018

Entrepreneurs’ Forum Chairman James Robson is to provide an insight into the benefits of working with angel investors to a group of PHD students at Newcastle University’s Open Lab. Taking place on 20 March at the university’s Urban Sciences Building at Science Central, t...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Matt McGough, Ithica Films

Posted on the 9 March 2018

Tell me a bit about your background in business I studied film at Teesside University and, in my second year they put me forward for an opportunity at a firm that was looking to recruit. I’ve been working professionally in film since about 2004, and contributed to some significa...

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Growing the region’s entrepreneurial community

Posted on the 9 February 2018

James Robson is very much looking to the future as he starts his tenure as chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum.The Teesside-based business owner, investor and mentor is very proud of the companies he has set up and those he has helped to grow in the region and believes that more...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Mick Guthrie, Whitewaters

Posted on the 24 January 2018

Tell me about your background in business?Having graduated from the University of Humberside in marketing, I worked in several sales and marketing positions prior to establishing Whitewaters.How was Whitewaters formed?My background was in industrial piping systems, and I establis...

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James Robson announced as new Chairman of Entrepreneurs’ Forum

Posted on the 8 January 2018

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has announced it has appointed experienced North East business owner, mentor and investor James Robson MBE as its new Chairman. James succeeds Nigel Mills CBE, who has held the position for six years and is a highly-active entrepreneur who has launch...

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Nigel Mills Receives CBE in New Year's Honours

Posted on the 4 January 2018

Entrepreneurs’ Forum chairman Nigel Mills has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to entrepreneurship and business in the North East and Cumbria. As a founder member of the Forum, Nigel joined the board in 2009, stepping up to become chairman in...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Vivienne Herrera-Lee, Properties Unique

Posted on the 4 January 2018

Tell me a bit about your background in business I’ve worked for over 30 years both at home and abroad as a Personal Assistant...or Secretary, as we were called in those days. I spent part of the role searching for alternative accommodation for visitors if they didn’t want to sta...

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My Story: George Clarke, George Clarke + Partners

Posted on the 1 January 2018

There's so much more to George Clarke than a TV presenter. As we listen to him chatting about his career, it's apparent that despite his onscreen confidence and swagger, George is not someone who likes to talk about his own successes.Hailing from Washington, he's been a regular f...

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