Why our events are unmissable

Why our events are unmissable

Events come in all shapes and sizes, but all have the same goal of bringing together the most aspirational North East business owners to create opportunity, share knowledge and make new connections.


The most prestigious business events in the North East, our annual conferences bring top-class speakers to the region from some of the most successful, innovative and entrepreneurial organisations in the world.

Meet the Entrepreneur Events

Delivered in an interview style, our online Meet the Entrepreneur events allow you to hear more from both emerging and established entrepreneurs, to learn about the individual, the industry they operate within and their challenges and achievements.

Chairman's Dinner

We begin each year in inspirational style when our chairman is joined by a very special guest to host a celebratory dinner for entrepreneurs.

Focus Dinners

Set in the private dining rooms of some of the region’s finest restaurants, these intimate entrepreneur-only dinners bring together great food, inspirational speakers and captivating conversation.

North East Entrepreneurial Awards

Our annual black-tie awards ceremony celebrates the achievement of the region’s most talented and successful entrepreneurs.

Member Events

Member events offer regular opportunities to hear from inspirational entrepreneurs sharing the highs and lows of their business journey.

On-Site Visits

Full of helpful ideas to implement in your own business, on-site visits give an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of a fellow entrepreneurs’ organisation.

Exchange Events

Our exchange events offer thought-provoking talks and interactive workshops to help business leaders build practical plans that enable them to overcome the barriers to growth.

Social Events

Informal gatherings, social events bring like-minded people together in a relaxed way, for drinks, a spot of lunch, a bit of fun, or an evening out.

Mentoring Drop-in Sessions

Opportunities to speak to people who’ve done it all before, our mentoring drop-in sessions let you chat confidentially about your business with some of the region’s most successful entrepreneurs.

eCommerce Groups

As part of our mentoring programme, we have a group of eCommerce retailers who meet regularly to share ideas, news and challenges in the world of online retail.

Round Tables

Our chaired round table discussions are a great way to come together with fellow entrepreneurs to learn more about a subject and share your knowledge and expertise.


Bitesize online workshops, our hour-long webinars are delivered by industry experts and cover subjects directly related to business growth.

Panel Discussions

Inviting subject experts and entrepreneurs to share their views, our panel discussions offer focused conversations based on emerging opportunities within our region.

Come along, be inspired, make connections and learn something new.