EF News

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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Entrepreneurs' Forum in dialogue with Chancellor over investment support

Posted on the 19 May 2015

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has praised the work of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum in a letter to the organisation’s chairman discussing incentives to grow small businesses. Mr Osborne wrote to Nigel Mills in response to a letter urging the Chancellor to protect su...

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Entrepreneurs' Forum conference: Together We Can Take On The World

Posted on the 15 May 2015

The future of leadership and entrepreneurship were at the fore as a 300-strong audience attended the Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s Spring conference, ‘Together We Can Take On The World’. Leading entrepreneurs from across the UK and around the world spoke at the conference, focusse...

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New portal proves hot stuff at AB Curry Club

Posted on the 6 May 2015

BUSINESSES in the North East got a first look at an innovative online portal at the latest ABCurry Club networking event, hosted by law firm Ward Hadaway. The North East Growth Hub from the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) will be a single access point for...

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Successful entrepreneurs head to the North East to 'take on the world'

Posted on the 5 May 2015

Leading entrepreneurs from across a range of different sectors will take centre stage at one of the most anticipated business events in the region when the Entrepreneurs’ Forum hosts its annual conference.   ‘Together We Can Take on the World’ will see inspirational spe...

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New corporate partners back North East entrepreneurship

Posted on the 27 April 2015

Two leading businesses have become corporate partners of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, pledging their support to entrepreneurs across the North East.The new partners are Barclays Bank and e-commerce, supply chain and print and packaging solutions firm, Elanders UK.In addition to the...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Pete Wilkinson

Posted on the 17 April 2015

As a teenager, multi-award winning business performance coach and motivational speaker Pete Wilkinson would jump in his Mini and drive to Leeds, to buy towels and bedding. He would load up the car and drive back to his native North East, where he would sell the goods to nursing h...

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The Importance of Mentoring and Support to Business Growth

Posted on the 14 April 2015

By Alastair Waite, director of business strategy, growth and funding consultancy Altrelli Limited and board member of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum. In a competitive world, it might seem counter-intuitive to some to share business expertise, experience and knowledge outside of th...

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“It’s important to stay positive”

Posted on the 1 April 2015

By Nigel Mills, Chairman, Entrepreneurs’ Forum Even at times traditionally associated with economic uncertainty, such as in the build-up to a General Election, it is important to remain positive, especially when there is tangible evidence to back up that optimism. It was f...

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