Focus Dinner with Nagma Ebanks-Beni MBE, Prima Cheese

2 May 2024, 18:00 - 22:00

21, Trinity Gardens, Pandon, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2HH

Entrepreneur Member £75

All prices shown exclusive of VAT

Nagma Ebanks-Beni's entrepreneurial spirit knows no bounds. 

Starting her career in fashion, Nagma quickly realised her passion lay elsewhere. Venturing into the hospitality industry, Nagma launched her own fusion restaurant (Angel of the North) in Islington. 

After 10 years at the helm, Nagma returned to her roots in the North East where, with her father’s persuasion, she embraced a new challenge: joining the family business Prima Cheese in 2004. 

Recognising untapped potential, Nagma spearheaded the company's expansion into international markets, a pivotal move which propelled Prima Cheese to global recognition.  

Nagma’s brother, Nima, joined the business in 2007 and together, through strategic acumen and relentless drive, the siblings have transformed Prima Cheese into a recognisable global player, supplying superior products to over 50 countries worldwide. 

Nagma’s outstanding contributions to international trade were duly recognised in 2019 when she was awarded an MBE and in 2022 when she and Nima won The International Ambition Award at LDC’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme. In 2024, Nagma was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration by University of Sunderland and, in a pleasingly full circle moment, Nagma moved back to London to establish a new marketing and commercial hub for Prima in Islington. Prima South now works in tandem with Prima North to ensure the company continues to go from strength to strength.

Whilst London is now Nagma’s home, her links to the North East will forever remain and she is regularly at Prima’s Seaham home. She is active in the North East Chamber of Commerce as Chair of the Race, Ethnicity and Discrimination Committee, the North East Chamber of Commerce International Trade Champion, and standing Vice President

A story of family, innovation and unwavering determination, join us for an unparalleled discussion as Nagma unveils her extraordinary entrepreneurial journey. 


The Small Print - This event is exclusively for entrepreneurial members of the Forum and costs £75+VAT for a three-course meal, payable in advance. 

By registering to attend this dinner you agree that your place is non-transferrable. We are unable to reimburse this cost if cancellations are received after 12noon on Friday 26th April 2024. 

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