Celebrating 20 years of inspiring, supporting and showcasing North East entrepreneurs

20 Years of the Entrepreneurs' Forum

2022 marks our 20th birthday. See our impact, hear from our members, and discover the story of the Entrepreneurs' Forum from our co-founders below.

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.

Sara Davies, Crafter's Companion

“The thing I value most about the Forum is the opportunity to share knowledge to create success. We have an incredible amount of entrepreneurial talent across the region and being part of a supportive community, where people want to help each other to succeed, is invaluable.”

Sara Davies, Crafter's Companion

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
  • Exclusive access to conferences and entrepreneur-only dinners
  • Opportunity to engage your team in certain events
  • 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

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