World-class events programme lined up by Entrepreneurs' Forum

Posted on the 3 August 2015

World-class events programme lined up by Entrepreneurs' Forum

People and personal development, succession planning, ecommerce and inspiring the next generation are among the themes of key events being run by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum in its autumn/winter schedule.

The newly-released events calendar for the final four months of 2015 will also include onsite visits to Ebac, The Lakes Distillery and Reece Group, as well as focus dinners with Sage Group founder Graham Wylie and Ian Watson, of Hadrian Healthcare.

Additionally, the Entrepreneurs’ Forum will run its already-sold out North East Entrepreneurial Awards 2015 and the autumn conference, Fortune Favours the Brave, as part of its programme of activities.

Events start on the morning of September 8th with guest speakers on the subject of Getting The Best Out Of Your Team, at St James’ Park, Newcastle, as well as an onsite visit to Ebac in Newton Aycliffe, giving members an opportunity to see behind the scenes at the growing manufacturing firm.

September also sees the Awards dinner at Newcastle’s brand new Crowne Plaza Hotel and a Succession or Sale panel event at the Darlington Campus of Teesside University on the evening of September 30.

October’s events start with a focus dinner with Graham Wylie on Tuesday, October 6, in Close House, Heddon-on-the-Wall, followed by the onsite visit to the Lakes Distillery, in Cumbria, on October 14. An Ecommerce Master-class will be held on October 20 at Barclays House, in Newcastle, whilst Gateshead College will play host to Inspiring The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs on October 27. At this latter event, members will be invited to bring their children, so that they can hear first-hand the stories of people who have established their own businesses.

An onsite visit to Reece Group’s new home at Armstrong Works, Scotswood Road, on November 10, will start the November activities, followed nine days later by the Fortune Favours The Brave entrepreneurs’ conference, part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Held at Redworth Hall Hotel, in County Durham, the conference promises to be hugely popular and a line-up of world-class entrepreneurs is already being put in place.

Completing the events for the year is a focus dinner with 2014’s North East Entrepreneur of the Year, Ian Watson, on December 3, in Jesmond.

Gillian Marshall, chief executive of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, said: “We have a fantastic array of activities coming up in the final months of 2015 as our calendar of events continues to go from strength to strength. We are able to keep organising top-class opportunities for our members and their guests to meet and hear from some of the leading entrepreneurs from the North East and across the world, because of how well supported our previous events have been.

“Fortune Favours The Brave, particularly, will be one of the highlights of the 2015 North East business calendar. Last year, we had entrepreneurs including designer and architect George Clarke, leadership speaker Paul McGee and David Cooper, founder of Cooper’s Coffee. This year, we are preparing an even more mouth-watering line-up.”