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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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New enterprise allowance: entrepreneurial environment driving North East success

Posted on the 26 June 2015

Figures showing that the North East is leading the way in taking advantage of incentives for business start-ups illustrate the region’s spirit and entrepreneurial environment, according to the Entrepreneurs’ Forum. With more than 300 member companies from across the region,...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Brett Jacobson, MediaWorks

Posted on the 25 June 2015

Sitting in the fashionably-specced Team Valley offices of MediaWorks, waiting to meet chief executive Brett Jacobson, it’s easy to think you are in a building that is destined to be the firm’s headquarters for decades to come.However, within minutes of meeting Brett, only just 30...

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Round Table Debate: Attracting & Retaining Top Talent

Posted on the 18 June 2015

Finding and retaining good staff is a challenge for most businesses, and the nature of employees is changing, with employers’ mindsets being forced to shift in response. The second Entrepreneurs’ Forum Round table of 2015 looked at these issues and how members are facing...

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Business guru inspires North East entrepreneurs

Posted on the 16 June 2015

Select entrepreneurs from across the North East were left inspired after a visit to the region by highly respected businesswoman Kate Hardcastle. The Yorkshire-born founder of business transformation and support firm Insight With Passion spoke with members of the Entrepreneurs...

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Lessons learnt from "The Island"

Posted on the 15 June 2015

By Nigel Mills, Chairman, Entrepreneurs’ Forum A recent report published by the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute (GEDI) concluded that it was “the local economic infrastructure” that is critical to the success of any given region. GEDI’s research was based...

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North East firms confident of continued recovery

Posted on the 3 June 2015

Business owners in the North East have reported increased confidence in their own enterprises and in the wider economy for the first time in more than a year, according to the latest survey of members of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum.In the Forum’s 12th quarterly Business Tracker...

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