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Making PR Work for Any Size Business

Posted on the 20 August 2019

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum July 2019 roundtable debate explored the options open to businesses looking to benefit from the positive effects that PR can have on sales and brand awareness. Chaired by Sarah Waddington, the Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Public Rela...

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Clive Rich on the Art of Negotiation

Posted on the 30 July 2019

Forty business leaders gathered at Gateshead College last month to hear how to close deals and achieve successful outcomes from one of the UK’s leading negotiators, Clive Rich. An international deal maker and troubleshooter, Clive has played a crucial role in negotiating and...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Ralph Thompson, Silvermoor Haylage

Posted on the 29 July 2019

Tell me about your background in business? I first started an agricultural contracting business in 1999 whilst I was on my placement year in college; I was doing a national diploma in agriculture. I wasn’t supposed to be starting my first business at this time, though; I wa...

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On Reflection of My Time as CEO

Posted on the 25 July 2019

As her last week as our CEO comes to an end, Gillian reflects on her career, and the last six years as Chief Executive of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum.1. You started the Forum in 2013 as Business Development Manager and shortly took on the role as Chief Executive in 201...

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Entrepreneurs’ Forum Announces Shortlist for its Annual Entrepreneurial Awards

Posted on the 23 July 2019

We're delighted to unveil our shortlist for our 2019 North East Entrepreneurial Awards. Delivered in partnership with Fairstone Group, the awards honour and applaud entrepreneurial leaders who have made remarkable contributions to the local business economy and continue to a...

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Entrepreneurs’ Forum Welcomes High-Profile Additions to its Board

Posted on the 19 July 2019

We're delighted to welcome John Waterworth, founder of Parkdean Resorts, and Dean Benson, CEO of Visualsoft, to our board. John Waterworth co-founded Parkdean Resorts in 1999 and, under his leadership, grew it to become the UK’s largest holiday park company with a turnover in...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Matt Mavir, Last Night of Freedom

Posted on the 24 June 2019

Taking inspiration from Newcastle’s vibrant nightlife, Matt Mavir, founder of www.lastnightoffreedom.co.uk, has created a niche company that specialises in delivering lasting memories for ‘stags’ and ‘hens’ on an international scale. The business provides an all-round, compr...

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Entrepreneur Insight: Picking the Perfect Tender

Posted on the 18 June 2019

Tim Ward established Bid and Research Development in 2013 and has overseen the growth of the company to become the UK's leading bid writing consultancy. “How do you pick an opportunity which you have a good chance of winning?” It's a burning question and one that we're asked...

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How to Motivate Staff and Get Results

Posted on the 12 June 2019

The vital issue of motivating staff and creating the most effective workplace culture was the focus of the latest Entrepreneurs’ Forum round table debate. Chaired by Peter Slee, Managing Director of Spark Response (part of the Whistl Group), the round table comprised of...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Bethany Ainsley, Nouveau Wellbeing

Posted on the 24 May 2019

With no experience in business when she started out, only a passion and drive for supporting people's health, Bethany Ainsley has achieved a great deal of success over the last decade.Bethany, founder of Nouveau Group, provides an insight into how her early passion for dance quic...

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