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Entrepreneur Interview: with Alice Hall, Pink Boutique

Posted on the 13 September 2016

Aged just 27, Alice Hall has turned an initial investment of £90 into a business that now turns over more than £7 million a year and employs 52 people. Spotting a gap in the market for glamourous dresses and even more glamourous models, she set up selling on eBay and later m...

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Entrepreneurs’ Forum Announces Awards Shortlist

Posted on the 27 July 2016

The North East Entrepreneurs’ Forum has announced a shortlist of talented business leaders competing for its annual awards. Running for more than a decade, the North East Entrepreneurial Awards recognise the talent, innovation and drive of business people across the region....

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Mark Thompson, Ryder Architecture

Posted on the 14 July 2016

As managing partner of Ryder Architecture Mark has responsibility for the strategic development of the company. He is chair of blood cancer charity Bright Red, vice chair of NewcastleGateshead Initiative, board member of North East England LEP, member of the CBI North East Region...

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Entrepreneurs' Forum announces new corporate partner

Posted on the 29 June 2016

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum, one of the North East’s leading business organisations, has added Solutions Recruitment to its prestigious list of corporate partners.Solutions Recruitment is a leading provider of built-to-measure recruitment services, with clients in a wide range of bu...

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Entrepreneurs’ Forum appoints new board members

Posted on the 20 June 2016

A leading North East business group has announced the appointment of three prominent entrepreneurs to its board.The Entrepreneurs’ Forum, a membership organisation made up of more than 300 leaders from high-growth North East businesses, has announced the appointment of Wessington...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Jonathan Gold, Rivers Capital Partners

Posted on the 20 June 2016

Originally a chemist working with precious metals, a move into international business development led to Jonathan Gold heading up some of the North East’s most important investment funds, and now sees him working on bringing £100m in private capital to the north, to make investme...

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Entrepreneurs’ Forum backs Remain vote

Posted on the 16 June 2016

Leading North East business group, the Entrepreneurs’ Forum has announced that it supports a Remain vote in the upcoming European Referendum, having previously held a neutral position.The announcement follows a meeting of the Forum’s board, which considered polling of its members...

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Journal Column - When are we going to learn to fish?

Posted on the 9 June 2016

As someone born and bred in the North East, it pains me to say we are lagging behind the rest of the UK. When you compare our region to the nation as a whole, you might notice that unemployment here is higher than anywhere else, especially among young people; levels of busine...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Kari Owers, OPR

Posted on the 16 May 2016

Winner of North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012, Kari has been a PR consultant for 20 years, working on campaigns for hundreds of organisations large and small, private and public, start up or multi-generational. She founded O in 2005 and is also a non-executive...

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Let's make the North East the UK's most responsible business community

Posted on the 16 May 2016

While undeniably important, the single intention of business has never been to simply make money. Take some of the world’s leading tech companies for example. Google, Apple and Microsoft’s founders did not start out with the sole intention of making billions, and now their combin...

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