Case Studies

Finding a Mentor While Growing Your Business (Anthony O'Neill and Steve Pearson)

Posted on the 20 February 2019

Founded in 2012, by Anthony O’Neill, Newcastle-based The TV Agency have built an impressive reputation as the leading TV buying agency in the North East, and one of the largest independent TV agencies in the UK. To meet increased demand, the company opened a dedicated prod...

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Planning for Expansion with Help from a Mentor (John Savage and Dr David Cliff)

Posted on the 8 April 2019

Having only been founded eight years ago, Flame Heating Group has built an impeccable reputation as the North East’s leading heating merchant.Operating from seven branches across the region, and two additional branches in Glasgow and Ayr, the company specialises in plum...

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Igniting the Power of Mentoring (Amy Mooney and John Savage)

Posted on the 10 September 2019

When Amy Mooney and John Savage met on a scale-up panel at an Entrepreneurs’ Forum conference in 2015, little did they know that it would be the start of a mentoring relationship that would span five years.Amy, who bought in to home energy company Gas Angel He...

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Burning Bright (Andy Trafford)

Posted on the 18 February 2020

Andy Trafford readily admits that the mentoring he has received through the Entrepreneurs’ Forum has been crucial in helping him take Sunderland-based McDonald Martin Ltd to the next level. Fire has always played a central role in Andy Trafford’s life and career and was the...

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Mentoring Impact: Andy Stephenson and David Shiel

Posted on the 16 March 2017

Mentoring is an ongoing process, which could mean anything from a few meetings over a few months to ongoing support over years and even decades. David Shiel, founder of Newcastle-based Explain Research helps Andy Stephenson of Weekend Box with regular, informal mentoring sessi...

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Why Mentoring Matters: Matt Atkinson and David Frame

Posted on the 30 June 2013

Providing a platform and the connections for mentoring is at the heart of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s ethos – bringing people together for a mutually beneficial and rewarding experience. In this case, Matt Atkinson, solutions director of Cleardata, found affirmation in the experi...

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Meet a Mentor: Pete Wilkinson and Michael Mitten

Posted on the 1 July 2013

If an Ironman is looking for a mentor then there could be no better match than an entrepreneur who has trekked to the North Pole. And while on paper Pete Wilkinson and Michael Mitten may look very different they share an ironclad resolve to succeed in their chosen fields – and t...

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