EF News

Welcoming Our Next Cohort of Scale-up Leaders

Posted on the 15 January 2020

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has unveiled the fourth cohort of its dedicated scale-up programme, the Scale-up Leader’s Academy. Launched in 2017, it supports ambitious business owners with their growth journey, helping to build an actionable ‘One Page Strategic Plan’ to achie...

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New Year's Message from our Chief Executive

Posted on the 19 December 2019

"The end of the year offers an appropriate time to reflect on the past 12 months and to look forward with confidence to the year ahead. 2019 has undoubtedly been a period of both economic and political confusion, resulting in a need for certainty and clarity for businesses in...

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Entrepreneurs’ Forum Strengthens Exchange Programme with Three New Members

Posted on the 10 December 2019

Three North East businesses have become exchange members of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, committing to continuous professional development for their teams. Funky Chunky Furniture, Park Commercial and RACZ Group are the latest businesses to become exchange members, joining EM...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Sarah O'Mahoney, Bradley O'Mahoney Public Relations

Posted on the 6 December 2019

Tell me about your background in business I have always had an interest in business with my father, Daniel O’Mahoney, being a strong influence on me when growing up. I flirted with the idea of studying journalism and Law (not sure if I had the attention to detail) but I de...

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Entrepreneur Insight: Why Tender in December

Posted on the 6 December 2019

Hudson Succeed is the Bid Management division of the Hudson Group, a global provider of tendering and procurement support services, trusted by over 700 businesses both nationally and internationally. In the following article, they explain how December is the prime time to t...

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The North East Companies Defying High Street Gloom

Posted on the 4 December 2019

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum is praising its innovative members who are rising from the ongoing high street slowdown by developing a unique and resilient blend of online and in-store shopping experiences. Connection Flooring, which is based in Shildon, County Durham, grew its...

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North East Start-ups Celebrated in Glittering Event

Posted on the 3 December 2019

Two North East startups Heartwood Skills CIC and SwitchAid have been voted as the winners of the If We Can You Can Challenge 2019.SwitchAid, a not-for-profit, comparison site, was presented with the award for Highest Growth Potential (sponsored by the Entrepreneurs' Forum) while...

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Forum's Scale-up Leader's Academy Featured in Scale-up Institute Annual Review

Posted on the 2 December 2019

The Entrepreneurs' Forum were delighted to see member Steven Rawlingson featured in the Scale-up Institute's Annual Review, published in November 2019.Steven has built a tremendous business and you can read Stuart Rock's interview about his story and involvement in the Scale-up L...

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How to Build a Magnetic Employer Brand

Posted on the 28 November 2019

While marketing and PR often focuses on talking to your customers, in today's competitive market for top talent, building a reputation as a credible employer and great place to work is a key factor for any business in the long-term. In our latest exchange event, Kari Owers...

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Entrepreneur Insight: How to Secure Top Talent – and Retain It

Posted on the 25 November 2019

Coleman James, global recruiters for the construction and built environment sectors, know a thing or two about recruiting top talent. Managing Director Andrew Mackay has been in the business for over 15 years and this year the company he founded in 2016 won Small Business of...

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