Bringing together like-minded business owners to share and help each other grow their companies faster.

Inspiring, supporting and showcasing North East entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum brings together like-minded business owners to share experience and help each other grow their companies faster.

Founded in 2002 as a not-for-profit organisation by Sir Peter Vardy and Lorna Moran OBE, we've grown from 40 founding members to hundreds of North East entrepreneurs.

Melanie Brown, Design Direction

“No matter how big your business is, the Entrepreneurs’ Forum can help you grow, learn and understand through mentoring programmes, and through their programme of events. The confidence and support you get from other entrepreneurs around you is phenomenal.”

Melanie Brown, Design Direction

Why become a member

Our unique peer group offers ambitious entrepreneurs the inspiration, knowledge and connections needed to be successful. Regularly coming together, members help, nurture and support one another, benefiting from peer-to-peer mentoring and an exclusive series of inspirational events where you can learn from successful business leaders, share experiences and make new connections to grow your business.

Key Benefits:

  • Access to the Forum’s altruistic peer-to-peer mentoring programme
  • The chance to build relationships and learn from a peer group of hundreds of business leaders
  • Access to over 70 events each year, many of which are included in the membership fee
  • A blended digital and in-person events programme
  • Exclusive access to conferences and entrepreneur-only dinners
  • Entrepreneurs' Forum magazines and regular e-newsletter updates
  • Opportunity to get involved in Forum PR activity and share your own organisation's news within our network