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.

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
  • 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

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