What People Say About Us

The events at the Entrepreneurs' Forum are second to none. Whenever I go to an event, I come away feeling like I've had a shot in the arm and I can achieve anything.

Alice Hall, Rowen Group

No matter where you are on your business journey, the Forum and its amazing network of people will always inspire!

Dean Benson, Visualsoft

It's a great forum for established businesses to constantly challenge themselves, see the direction of travel for the future and to gain connections with likeminded business owners.

Ben Quigley, Everything Different

Being an entrepreneur is lonely at times, not everyone understands your drive and passion or understands your vision. Being part of the Entrepreneurs' Forum has given me the inspiration, direction and support to be the best that I can be.

Helen Short, Absolute Quality Consultancy and Training

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

The best part of the Forum is its strong network cheer-leading for the region’s growth companies with stories of how to build your business by learning from others.

Charlie Hoult, HyHubs

The Forum allows me to share my experiences with others and at the same time enables me to learn from my fellow entrepreneurs. 

Nigel Mills CBE, The Lakes Distillery

The Entrepreneurs' Forum has been ace! It's given me heaps of support whilst scaling Wander, it's allowed us to reach out to other members and create some super strong connections and opportunities. It's pretty damn cool tbf!

Chloe Clover, Wander Films

I have found the Scale-up Leader's Academy to be instrumental in helping me think about what I need to do to help my business grow. The course has definitely helped shape the future of the firm.

Emma Gaudern, EMG Solicitors

The Forum gave me the confidence to grow my business bigger than I ever imagined. It helped me become the success I am today.

Craig Smith, The Printed Bag Shop

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 MBE, Crafter's Companion

The Forum has a special member base that is positive and forward-thinking and gives a boost of energy to their peers leading businesses, tacking issues head-on and it brings the right people together to challenge and support each other.

Joining the Forum was the first thing I did when I started my business and over the last 16 years I have benefitted from advice and mentoring from many of its members, whilst learning from top entrepreneurs tell their stories and building new relationships at their events. I have gained invaluable knowledge and made new friendships that have lasted over the years.

Kari Owers, O Agency

What I value most about the Forum is the representation it gives businesses within the North East.

The gravitas the Forum places on mentoring is exemplary and the resources they provide businesses to help with their development is invaluable.

Every person that represents the Forum are all extremely affable and a pleasure to engage with on every occasion.

Simon Bailes, Simon Bailes Peugeot

You need to get inspiration, creative thoughts and ideas and personally, I think the Entrepreneurs’ Forum is the best place for that. I always take something away from any event no matter what it is.

Gill Burgess, r//evolution

No matter how big your business is, the Entrepreneurs’ Forum can help you grow, learn and understand through mentoring programmes, and through their programme of events. The confidence and support you get from other entrepreneurs around you is phenomenal.

Melanie Brown, Design Direction

The opportunities and talent opened up by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum are invaluable. The network has brought a fresh knowledge to our expansion plans and we are looking forward to sharing the support with our franchisee groups.

Mike Racz, Racz Group

With growth comes the need for learning and development, not just for me but also the team here at Park. As we’ve grown we’ve found that the team have a need to develop their own entrepreneurial thinking and skills. Being part of the [entrepreneur plus] programme gives us a great another opportunity for this to happen. Positivity is key and whilst attending the Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s functions I’ve always sensed the positive outlook in the room.

David Park, Park Commercial

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has provided me with a network to like-minded business people, allowed me to widen my knowledge and has supported our business’ growth. To be able to open up these opportunities to the wider team, to benefit both their careers and the business is fantastic.

Kevin Johnston, Funky Chunky Furniture

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