EF News

North East entrepreneurs visit Facebook, London

Posted on the 17 March 2015

A group of 20 entrepreneurs from the North East have been gaining insight and inspiration from one of the world’s biggest companies on a trip to the London headquarters of Facebook.The members of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum travelled to Euston and met with leaders from the social me...

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Entrepreneurs Report Positive Results, But The Next Government Should Continue Support

Posted on the 16 March 2015

Strong results from the latest survey of entrepreneurial businesses in the North East highlight the need for the next Government to continue to support growth among private enterprises, according to the Entrepreneurs’ Forum. The latest Entrepreneurs’ Forum Business T...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Christine Nugent, Business Travel

Posted on the 16 March 2015

Christine Nugent doesn’t describe herself as an entrepreneur, but to hear the story of how she has built a £10 million company, Business Travel, out of a small firm, created as a quirk of necessity and plucked from administration, she carries all the hallmarks of the label.She jo...

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Nigel Mills letter to George Osborne

Posted on the 9 March 2015

Entrepreneurs’ Forum Chairman Nigel Mills has called upon the Chancellor, George Osborne, to protect mechanisms aimed at supporting and promoting economic growth.See below for the full letter. The call comes in advance of the Budget on March 18th and the Entrepreneurs’ Forum will...

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Brewer returns to the North East to inspire entrepreneurs

Posted on the 6 March 2015

The founder of a Lake District brewery, who studied brewing in Sunderland, has returned to the region to tell the story of how he went from news correspondent to entrepreneur. Speaking to members of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum at a special event, held at Teesside University’s...

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Entrepreneurs add voice to County Durham plan

Posted on the 4 March 2015

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has added its voice to growing business support for the County Durham Plan. The organisation has more than 300 members from across the North East and believes the blueprint for growth should not have been “shot down in flames” by a planning inspector....

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Round Table: Looking After Customers

Posted on the 26 February 2015

Retaining existing customers is more important, and usually cheaper, than recruiting new ones is an early lesson to learn in business. But that doesn't mean it's easier. Looking after customers takes effort and innovation as everyone becomes more discerning and careful...

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We Need a Unified Business Approach to Unlocking Growth

Posted on the 10 February 2015

When Sir John Hall told a gathering of North East entrepreneurs that the region needed to “start thinking big…like the Victorians” with big ambitions, he was quite right.Sir John was advocating the need to grow the regional population and for business to be at the heart of that g...

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Yvonne Bell joins our board

Posted on the 9 February 2015

A business woman who has built upon a family legacy lasting four generations is set to share her experience for the benefit of other entrepreneurs.Yvonne Bell, a director of Bell Truck and Van, has joined the board of the Entrepreneurs' Forum to share her knowledge of marketing,...

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Round Table Debate: Marketing

Posted on the 5 February 2015

Hedley McEwan’s ‘brain gym’ provided the ideal creative environment for our latest Round Table event, this time covering the subject of marketing. Along with host Tom Hedley, the Forum’s chief executive Gillian Marshall, who posed the questions, and marketing manager Steve...

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