EF News

Forum chairman to offer insight into angel investment for the next generation of entrepreneurs

Posted on the 12 March 2018

Entrepreneurs’ Forum Chairman James Robson is to provide an insight into the benefits of working with angel investors to a group of PHD students at Newcastle University’s Open Lab. Taking place on 20 March at the university’s Urban Sciences Building at Science Central, t...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Matt McGough, Ithica Films

Posted on the 9 March 2018

Tell me a bit about your background in business I studied film at Teesside University and, in my second year they put me forward for an opportunity at a firm that was looking to recruit. I’ve been working professionally in film since about 2004, and contributed to some significa...

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Growing the region’s entrepreneurial community

Posted on the 9 February 2018

James Robson is very much looking to the future as he starts his tenure as chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum.The Teesside-based business owner, investor and mentor is very proud of the companies he has set up and those he has helped to grow in the region and believes that more...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Mick Guthrie, Whitewaters

Posted on the 24 January 2018

Tell me about your background in business?Having graduated from the University of Humberside in marketing, I worked in several sales and marketing positions prior to establishing Whitewaters.How was Whitewaters formed?My background was in industrial piping systems, and I establis...

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James Robson announced as new Chairman of Entrepreneurs’ Forum

Posted on the 8 January 2018

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has announced it has appointed experienced North East business owner, mentor and investor James Robson MBE as its new Chairman. James succeeds Nigel Mills CBE, who has held the position for six years and is a highly-active entrepreneur who has launch...

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Nigel Mills Receives CBE in New Year's Honours

Posted on the 4 January 2018

Entrepreneurs’ Forum chairman Nigel Mills has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to entrepreneurship and business in the North East and Cumbria. As a founder member of the Forum, Nigel joined the board in 2009, stepping up to become chairman in...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Vivienne Herrera-Lee, Properties Unique

Posted on the 4 January 2018

Tell me a bit about your background in business I’ve worked for over 30 years both at home and abroad as a Personal Assistant...or Secretary, as we were called in those days. I spent part of the role searching for alternative accommodation for visitors if they didn’t want to sta...

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ScaleUp Institute report highlights cluster of North East fast-growth businesses and support provided by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum

Posted on the 5 December 2017

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has endorsed the findings of the latest report from the national ScaleUp Institute, which highlights the role of fast growing North East businesses in the UK economy.   The ScaleUp Institute’s 2017 Review provides a comprehensive pictur...

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North East entrepreneurs are positive about the future and see Brexit as an opportunity

Posted on the 4 December 2017

Entrepreneurs in the North East are feeling increasingly optimistic about the future, according to a report commissioned by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum. In the latest Entrepreneurs’ Forum Business Tracker Survey, two-thirds of business leaders said that they were more optimisti...

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Pivots can change communities as well as businesses

Posted on the 30 November 2017

By Nigel Mills, Chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum A key element of evolution, in business as much as in nature, is the ability to adapt to survive and prosper in a changing environment.  For entrepreneurs and business leaders, this has become known as the ‘pivot’ –...

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