Member News

Customer engagement and insight in the digital age

Posted on the 1 December 2010

When Explain and Better first sat round a table at Seaham Hall in March 2009, the brief was simple; find a way of harnessing the dynamic growing power of digital media with the customer insight provided by market research. The two companies had been brought together through a lo...

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Entrepreneurs Rock Up 35k Charity Donation

Posted on the 17 October 2010

Charitable entrepreneurs were pick of the pops this month as they donated an impressive £35,000 in one evening to boost the health of teenagers suffering from cancer across the North East. The fundraising has now swelled the amount raised by the Forum over the last seven ye...

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Trio of Awards For Forum Members

Posted on the 14 October 2010

It was an evening of celebration for several members of the Entrepreneurs' Forum at the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards last night.Thompson Building Centres - run by members Anne and Brent Ganley - scooped the Business of the Year award.  It capped a year of achie...

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Eliesha Launch Equality Act Awareness Sessions

Posted on the 11 October 2010

October saw the single biggest piece of discrimination law to be introduced in the UK in the form of The Equality Act 2010.  It is a significant piece of legislation which brings together current discrimination legislation and strengthens equality protections for employees.&...

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Regional partnerhsip to boost growth for collaborators

Posted on the 6 October 2010

Two North East companies have entered into a partnership worth £2m over the next four years. Contact centre and fulfilment specialist, Spark Response has secured a contract to provide support to, the UK’s leading online retailer of ethical, fair...

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Eliesha Extend Bite Size Breakfast Sessions

Posted on the 3 October 2010

A Newcastle-based training company is launching another series of it’s free ‘Bitesize’ breakfast seminars following a successful trial. Eliesha Training, who count HM Treasury, DVLA and the MoD amongst their clients, will run the sessions for key decision-m...

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North East production company stages

Posted on the 30 September 2010

Events, production and communication specialists, R&B Group return to London’s Roundhouse this year, for the staging of The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize. R&B Group were thrilled to be approached by long standing client RIBA and awarded...

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Young Enterprise Gives Emily The Green Light For Business Idea

Posted on the 30 September 2010

A former secretary has left behind her desk job in favour of her own coaching business after her enterprise spark was lit by enterprise education provider Young Enterprise North East (YENE). Twenty-three-year-old Emily Keep from Jesmond, Newcastle quit her job as a senior se...

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Entrepreneurs Ready To Rock And Roll For TCT

Posted on the 23 September 2010

A charity ball will be the pick of the pops next month as generous North East entrepreneurs and guests dig deep for Teenage Cancer Trust. Members of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum will be celebrating the very best in rock and pop history at the “Teenage Kicks all Through th...

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Forum Chairman Issues Rallying Cry

Posted on the 21 September 2010

A rallying call has gone out to entrepreneurs across the North East to use their talent and innovation to lead the region strongly out of the recession. Three high profile business leaders each offered inspiring messages of encouragement to the private sector saying entrepreneurs...

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