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Big Question: What Business Trends Do You Think Will Emerge This Year?

Posted on the 25 February 2021

We asked - you answered!As part of our new Big Question feature, we asked four Forum members their thoughts and views on the business trends that will emerge this year.Johnny Woods, ThriveOne of the big trends I feel will continue to develop this year is flexible working. This wa...

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Dame Margaret Barbour Receives Lifetime Achievement Honour at North East Entrepreneurial Awards

Posted on the 13 February 2021

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has recognised Dame Margaret Barbour’s huge contribution to the North East by presenting her with its 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. A former teacher, who successfully reinvented the iconic waxed jacket company following the death of he...

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Listen to Our Latest Podcast Episode

Posted on the 10 February 2021

A new episode of our podcast - Talking Future - is now available.Created by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, Talking Future focuses on the lives and work of North East entrepreneurs, their views of the future and how they are innovating as they plan ahead.In this episode of Talking Futu...

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Entrepreneurs’ Forum Announces New Board Appointment

Posted on the 8 February 2021

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has welcomed a former North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year to its board who will help drive a new digital-focused offering.Kari Owers, the managing director of O Communications, founded the Newcastle-based creative agency in 2005 and has a 25-plus ye...

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Entrepreneurs’ Forum Welcomes Its Eighth Corporate Partner

Posted on the 29 January 2021

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has welcomed a new corporate partner, taking the number of businesses it is partnered with to eight.Research and development tax credits expert Lumo is the latest organisation to become a corporate partner of the Forum, joining Brewin Dolphin, Diamond Gro...

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Entrepreneurs’ Forum Hails 2021 as ‘Year of the Entrepreneur’

Posted on the 22 January 2021

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has branded 2021 as the Year of the Entrepreneur – bringing with it opportunity and a renewed sense of optimism and desire to succeed. Chairman James Robson MBE said the challenges of the past year have acted as a stimulus to innovation, as busine...

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Listen to Episode Ten of Talking Future

Posted on the 20 January 2021

Our podcast, Talking Future, is back!Created by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, Talking Future focuses on the lives and work of North East entrepreneurs, their views of the future and how they are innovating as they plan ahead.In our tenth episode, and the first of 2021, Yvonne Bell sp...

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View Our First Online-Only Events Programme

Posted on the 19 January 2021

We're excited to unveil our first online-only events programme designed to inspire, inform, and unite the North East’s business community.To view the events programme as a PDF click here.Business strategy for the new era, managing staff during uncertain times and digital transfor...

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Meet Our 2020 North East Entrepreneurial Awards Finalists

Posted on the 18 January 2021

We're excited to finally reveal the finalists for our online North East Entrepreneurial Awards.Delivered during a week-long social media campaign, starting Monday 8th February, our 2020 North East Entrepreneurial Awards will recognise entrepreneurs who have demonstrated strong le...

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Listen to the Last Talking Future Episode of 2020

Posted on the 16 December 2020

We’re excited to bring you a new Talking Future podcast episode.Created by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, Talking Future focuses on the lives and work of North East entrepreneurs, their views of the future and how they are innovating as they plan ahead.In our nineth episode of Talking...

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