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An entrepreneur interview with: Karen Weir

Posted on the 12 January 2016

Karen Weir is managing director of Weir Insurance Brokers, a second generation family business. Having started out in general insurance at Aviva, Karen worked there for ten years, around the UK, before joining her husband’s family business in 1998.Can you tell me a little about t...

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How learning from others can help you realise your growth potential

Posted on the 4 January 2016

By Nigel MillsAs the year comes to a close all business people will be looking for ways to make 2016 the most productive and profitable year yet. At the Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s recent ‘Fortune Favours the Bold’ conference we heard from speakers from the worlds of business, spor...

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Round Table Debate: Sales & Marketing

Posted on the 17 December 2015

Sales and marketing are critical areas for all businesses, regardless of their size and how long they have been established. While the rise of e-commerce heralded a fundamental change in the way we sell and buy, good digital marketing has not replaced traditional sales p...

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GENESIS 2015 Celebrates North East Entrepreneurship

Posted on the 20 November 2015

Hundreds of representatives from the region’s business community came together this week for the North East’s first inclusive celebration of enterprise and entrepreneurship. GENESIS 2015, which was fronted by the presidents of the region’s universities’ enterprise soci...

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Successful entrepreneurs and sporting champions inspire North East business leaders

Posted on the 19 November 2015

Leading entrepreneurs from across a range of different sectors inspired more than 200 North East business leaders at one of the most anticipated business events in the region when the Entrepreneurs’ Forum hosted its annual autumn conference.   The event, ‘Fortune Favour...

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An entrepreneur interview with: Alastair Waite

Posted on the 13 November 2015

Having built and sold a number of companies, Alastair Waite is now at the helm of the family business his father Ron established in 1978, turning it from a “typical lifestyle company” to a firm with strong growth. His passion for business is as strong as it was when he s...

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An entrepreneur interview with: Mark Bryce

Posted on the 13 November 2015

When five colleagues decided to unleash their entrepreneurial spirit and start their own venture in the mid-90s, it was the beginning of a business that now has four sites across the North of England, employing 105 people, and continues to grow. Team Valley-based United...

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Five North East universities join forces to shine a spotlight on entrepreneurship

Posted on the 2 November 2015

YOUNG entrepreneurs will join forces with the region’s business community next month to celebrate enterprise at GENESIS 2015, the North East’s first inclusive celebration of enterprise and entrepreneurship bringing together all five universities, the Entrepreneurs’ Forum...

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Devolution: Place business in the driving seat of new powers and resources

Posted on the 23 October 2015

Welcoming the signing of devolution deals for the North East and Tees Valley, Nigel Mills, Chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, said: “We have seen from our own research that devolved powers for the North East are wanted by the overwhelming majority of businesses in the regi...

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Survey: North East business is ready to help drive devolution

Posted on the 22 October 2015

A new survey conducted on behalf of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum reveals overwhelming business support for new regional powers and resources, with more than 70% of North East business owners saying devolution is necessary. Responses, broken down into the North East population, E...

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