Frequently Asked Questions

Provided you’re the owner or founder of a North East based business with an annual turnover of at least £250,000 and at least one full time member of staff other than the founder, you should qualify to join*. If you are a family member within a family business, or you have previously led a qualifying business and are starting up again, you may also be able to join.   

Entrepreneurs whose business has an annual turnover of less than £250,000 will be invited to meet one of the Entrepreneurs' Forum team members to determine if membership is the right option for them at this stage of their journey.

Choose your membership.

*There are conditions for owners of professional services firms. Please see details below.

The managing director / managing partner or equivalent in a professional services firm can join as a Core or Premium member of the Forum if they are a significant shareholder in the business and the company was founded by an individual. Ultimate membership isn’t open to professional services firms.

Members are invited to bring guests to all of our conferences and to our annual black tie awards dinner. Tickets for these events are currently charged at £99+VAT per person during the Early Bird period, then £145+VAT thereafter. Premium and Ultimate members are encouraged to bring up to 2 guests to each of the event types shown below:

  Core Premium Ultimate Lifetime
Conferences From £99 From £99 From £99 From £99
Awards dinner £99 £99 £99 £99
Member events  

Exchange events  

Summer socials  


Guests are not normally permitted at any of our 'entrepreneur-only' events including our Chairman’s dinner, focus dinners, round table discussions or on-site visits. Prices shown above excluding VAT.

Ultimate members with multiple owners can send any of the “entrepreneurial owners” of the business to our events. Ultimate/ Premium/ Lifetime members can send guests to certain events. Core members can not send guests or substitutes to our events.

No, you don't, but if you plan to book multiple events it can be quicker to log into your Member Area first. This will save you from having to enter your details for each event you book.

  Core Premium Ultimate Lifetime
  For individual
For individual
entrepreneurs and
their teams
For co-founders and
family businesses
and their teams
Premium membership
for life
Monthly price plan £50 £70 £80  
or Annual upfront plan £565 £775 £925  
or Lifetime cost       £5,000


Visit our membership page to compare plans and apply. All prices exclude VAT.

To change your membership package please get in touch by emailing

If you're an employee, or you're running a business owned by someone else, our Executive Membership provides access to a range of high calibre events and opportunities to meet ambitious and growth-orientated entrepreneurs and leaders.

If you are an entrepreneur member and have members of your team you would live to develop, our new membership packages also provide the same opportunities - please contact us to enquire about Premium or Ultimate membership. If you have previously owned a business and would have qualified for membership, but have now exited the company, you may still be eligible to join.

You need to register for each event you want to attend. This can be done via our website or or by contacting the Forum team on 0191 500 7780.

When you book online you will receive an automated confirmation for your booking, which will allow you to add the event to your own digital calendar. You will also receive final confirmation of your booking, along with any the finer event details ahead of the event. Members can also log in to the member area where you can see all of your event bookings and from there you can cancel a booking or, if the option is available for that particular event, you can add guests to your booking. If you’re still not sure whether you’re registered please give us a ring on 0191 500 7780.

Let us know by either logging into your member area and cancelling your place from there, or by contacting a member of the Forum team on 0191 500 7780.

If the event carries an additional charge to attend, we request a notice period (usually 72hrs) to allow us enough time to cancel any committed catering expenses with the event venue. Cancellations made after that cut-off point are charged in full unless you are required to isolate by NHS Test & Trace as a result of contracting COVID yourself or being a close contact of a person who has contracted COVID. 

If the event is not permitted to go ahead due to local or national Government restrictions, attendees will be offered the opportunity to transfer their tickets to a rescheduled event, where possible, or offered a credit note or full refund.

Peer-to-peer mentoring is an exclusive benefit for entrepreneur members.

You can read About Our Programme or contact Michael Dixon for more information.

We have numerous sponsorship and partnership opportunities available at some of our most prestigious events throughout the year. You can find out more about them by calling the Forum team on 0191 500 7780 or email

All of our events, except for the North East Entrepreneurial Awards, our Digital Insight events and eCommerce Insight events are only open to Entrepreneurs' Forum members and partners.  For more information check out the Get Involved area to see your options.

When you become a member of the Entrepreneurs' Forum there is a minimum commitment of 12 months. After this period, you can cancel your membership by emailing We request 30 days notice for all cancellations. 

Membership terms and conditions are available on our Terms and Conditions page.

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