EF News

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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Entrepreneurs’ Forum concerned over declining numbers of single person businesses in the North East

Posted on the 14 October 2015

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has welcomed new figures showing a growth in the number of businesses employing people in the North East, but called for more to be done to support start-ups and growing companies in the region. The complex Business Population Estimates, published th...

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Landmark luxury hotel adds its support to North East entrepreneurs

Posted on the 8 October 2015

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has welcomed the North East’s newest luxury hotel, Crowne Plaza Newcastle – Stephenson Quarter, to its list of renowned corporate partners. The hotel, which is behind Newcastle’s Central Station and welcomed its first guests at the start of September...

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Entrepreneurs Celebrated at Prestigious Awards

Posted on the 25 September 2015

A gathering of 300 entrepreneurs has celebrated the cream of the region’s business community at the prestigious North East Entrepreneurial Awards. Run by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, the annual awards have been held for more than a decade, honouring those business people who le...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Dan Smyth, Bede Gaming

Posted on the 11 September 2015

Dan Smyth’s decision to leave university early for the entrepreneurial path carried great risk at the time. But, as he proved later with the rapid rise of his own gambling firm, calculated rolling of the dice comes naturally to this business leader.  Today former Durham Universit...

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