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Entrepreneur Interview: with David Harrison, True Potential

Posted on the 28 November 2017

Tell me a bit about your background in business From leaving school I was mostly self-employed working on building sites and in my late 20s, I began to employ bricklayers. Towards the end of my construction career, we were picking up several housebuilding contracts. I broke my...

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Entrepreneurs have major role to play in maximising on North East devolution, says Nigel Mills

Posted on the 24 November 2017

Entrepreneurs’ Forum Chairman Nigel Mills, gives his views on the devolution deal for Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland announced in the Budget this week. Nigel said: “Devolution is a huge step towards becoming the masters of our own destiny and capitalising on t...

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Entrepreneurs taking chances prove they can also do some good for society at major conference

Posted on the 17 November 2017

North East entrepreneurs have been told that success comes only after taking chances, at the Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s Global Entrepreneurship Week conference in County Durham. At ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’, more than 200 of the region’s leading business people gathered to...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Jennifer Bernard, Bernard Interiors

Posted on the 20 October 2017

Jennifer Bernard established interior architecture and design company Bernard Interiors in 2008, realising her dream of owning her own business. The firm specialises in interior architecture and design for luxury commercial and residential projects throughout the UK and abroad. I...

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Journal column: The skills shortage and poor productivity are urgent issues

Posted on the 19 October 2017

Read our Chairman, Nigel Mills' latest column, as featured in The Journal on 19/10/17The stark headlines in last Friday’s Journal reporting the dramatic fall in the number of new apprenticeships was a clear shot across the bow of businesses aiming to remain productive and comp...

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Entrepreneurs' Forum announces high profile corporate partners

Posted on the 16 October 2017

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum, which represents more than 300 high growth businesses in the North East who, combined, turnover of more than £2.3 billion and in excess of 23,000 employees, is announcing two new, high-profile Corporate Partners.Leading professional services firm Deloitt...

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Sunday Times Enterprise Editor meets North East scale-ups

Posted on the 10 October 2017

A group of growing Entrepreneurs’ Forum members highlighted their scale-up journeys and ambitions to a national business journalist. The Entrepreneurs’ Forum played host to the Sunday Times Enterprise Editor Peter Evans as part of a visit to the North East organised by the F...

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Silvermoor Haylage launches new product putting horses’ health first

Posted on the 5 October 2017

Silvermoor Haylage is announcing the launch of two new products Silvermoor Swingers and Treatsies, with the help of a Leader Programme grant from the Rural Development Programme for England.The grant, worth a total of £76,140, amounted to 40% of the total project and has helped t...

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North East entrepreneurs honoured at major awards event

Posted on the 2 October 2017

Newcastle-based financial services entrepreneur David Harrison has been named as Entrepreneur of the Year by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum at the organisation’s annual awards. David, who is managing partner of True Potential LLP, was presented with the Ward Hadaway-sponsored award at...

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Tribute to Freddy Shepherd

Posted on the 26 September 2017

Following the sad news that well-known North East business leader Freddy Shepherd has passed away, aged 75, the Chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, Nigel Mills, has paid tribute the achievements and flair of the former Newcastle United Chairman and serial entrepreneur. Nig...

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