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.

Alastair Waite, Altec Engineering

“Whether you are starting up, scaling up or considering growth through strategic partnership, merger or acquisition there are members who have been there, got the t-shirt and will be able to offer sound advice. Being a CEO or Senior Director can often be a lonely existence and the opportunity to discuss key issues with people not directly connected to the business and gain quality impartial advice will deliver value for you personally and for the business. I cannot recommend the Forum highly enough.”

Alastair Waite, Altec Engineering

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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