The Entrepreneurs' Forum helps, nurtures and supports our members to grow their businesses faster through the altruistic sharing of experience.

The unique nature of our membership - which spans the ages and stages of business life - means that there's always someone who has been there and done it; someone who has the first-hand practical knowledge you need.

All of our members are owner-managers of North East based businesses. They are people who take risks, innovate and continue to drive their business forward; creating new jobs and wealth across the region.

By becoming part of our unique community, you will regularly meet with like-minded business leaders - the change makers of the North East economy - who can help you to drive your business forward.

Picking up new ideas, finding solutions to business problems and connecting with the right people to help you to reach your goals is what it's all about; and why joining the Entrepreneurs' Forum is one of the best things any business owner can do.

Criteria to Join

Open to all sectors and industries, to be able to join you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must work full-time on your business
  • You must be ambitious and committed to business growth
  • Your current annual turnover must be at least £250,000
  • You must be the founding managing director, CEO or principal of the business with a significant ownership interest (listed in 'Persons with significant control' on Companies House)

Founding directors or partners may be allowed membership at the discretion of our board. We will also consider applications from:

  • Serial entrepreneurs with a track record of successfully growing businesses.
  • Entrepreneurs leading fully invested high-growth potential companies at an early stage.

Types of Membership

There are two types of memberships available to North East business owners: Entrepreneur and Entrepreneur Plus.

Entrepreneur membership allows you as the business owner to access all of the Forum’s events as well as our mentoring programme and costs £520 +VAT per year or £43.33 +VAT per month.

As an additional add-on to Entrepreneur Membership, Entrepreneur Plus allows a member of your team to benefit from the Forum’s learning programme, helping to support their personal and professional development and ignite a culture of innovation within your business. To learn more about Entrepreneur Plus, visit the membership page. Entrepreneur Plus costs an additional £800 +VAT per year or £66.66 +VAT per month.

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Entrepreneur Membership costs £520 (+VAT) annually.