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Entrepreneurs Celebrated at Prestigious Awards

Posted on the 25 September 2015

A gathering of 300 entrepreneurs has celebrated the cream of the region’s business community at the prestigious North East Entrepreneurial Awards. Run by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, the annual awards have been held for more than a decade, honouring those business people who le...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Dan Smyth, Bede Gaming

Posted on the 11 September 2015

Dan Smyth’s decision to leave university early for the entrepreneurial path carried great risk at the time. But, as he proved later with the rapid rise of his own gambling firm, calculated rolling of the dice comes naturally to this business leader.  Today former Durham Universit...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Danielle Dunn, DDCA

Posted on the 11 September 2015

Danielle Dunn shies away from the label ‘entrepreneur’, despite having earned the title through the establishment of not one, but two successful businesses all by the age of 35.As we chat across the boardroom desk in the trendy office her business is about to depart in favour of...

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Round Table Debate: Innovation

Posted on the 12 August 2015

Innovation means a lot of things to different people, from cutting edge development to “just doing something differently”. The third Entrepreneurs’ Forum Round table of 2015 looked at what innovation meant to members and how it was implemented in their businesses. Hosted...

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World-class events programme lined up by Entrepreneurs' Forum

Posted on the 3 August 2015

People and personal development, succession planning, ecommerce and inspiring the next generation are among the themes of key events being run by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum in its autumn/winter schedule. The newly-released events calendar for the final four months of 2015 will...

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Entrepreneurs battle it our for prestigious awards

Posted on the 27 July 2015

North East business bosses are battling it out for prestigious annual awards celebrating entrepreneurship in the region. The North East Entrepreneurial Awards 2015 have been run by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum for more than a decade, honouring those business people who lead...

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Search is launched to uncover the region’s innovation secrets

Posted on the 16 July 2015

A search has been launched to uncover the North East’s innovation success stories and shine a light on the regional business community’s best-kept secret.  Venturefest North East, the region’s annual innovation conference, is to celebrate the region’s ability to genera...

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Award-winning businesswoman Fiona Raglan joins the Entrepreneurs’ Forum board

Posted on the 14 July 2015

Successful businesswoman Fiona Raglan has been appointed as the latest board member of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, the research analyst expert has many thriving business brands to her name. Fiona is the co-founder and director of Dipsticks Rese...

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Dragons’ Den format slain in favour of a more personal way to attract investors

Posted on the 13 July 2015

Forget Dragons’ Den – think more investment speed dating, say organisers of the North East’s biggest business investment event, which aims to find funding for the region’s brightest ideas. Experts behind Meet the Investor are slaying the traditional, highly pressured Dra...

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Budget Live @ Tees Valley Business Summit Gives Expert Insights into Chancellor's Economic Statement

Posted on the 9 July 2015

Immediate expert insights into the implications of the Budget were given at Budget Live, hosted by Tees Valley Unlimited as part of its Tees Valley Business Summit.George Osborne’s Budget, the first under a majority Conservative Government for18 years, was broadcas...

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