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Entrepreneur Interview: with Richard Kirk, PolyPhotonix

Posted on the 6 April 2016

Not what you’d expect from someone in business, Richard started his career as an artist, which he supposes gives him a slightly different perspective to a lot of people in industry.Tell me a little more about your background?After I left college I travelled to Australia, then Par...

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Post Budget comment from Nigel Mills

Posted on the 17 March 2016

Entrepreneurs’ Forum Chairman Nigel Mills said: “I am pleased to see no changes to schemes that encourage investment in small business like SEIS and EIS. On the whole, this Budget delivers a number of opportunities for small and growing businesses, it is now up to the business co...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Amy Jackson, Unwritten Creative

Posted on the 14 March 2016

From a sales and marketing background, Amy spent her early career working in-house for blue-chip organisations such as TUI and Sage; and it was during her time at the software giant where she met co-founder of Unwritten, Lisa Eaton. In 2003, with a few years in-house experience u...

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Journal Column – Bridging the scale-up gap with new markets

Posted on the 10 March 2016

The looming EU referendum raises an interesting question for businesses; will we retain free and instant access to 500 million of the world’s wealthiest consumers or will we need to look further overseas to sell our good and services? Whatever happens when the votes are count...

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More Than Half of Members Back the UK's EU Membership

Posted on the 26 February 2016

Polling conducted by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum and Public Knowledge, a division of Dipsticks Research Ltd, has revealed that more than half of the group’s members support the UK remaining in the European Union. When asked how they would vote if the referendum was held now 56%...

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An Entrepreneur Interview: with Peter Slee

Posted on the 17 February 2016

Peter Slee doesn’t have what most may consider to be the background of an entrepreneur.From humble working-class beginnings, his father’s transition from teacher to insurance broker was perhaps a sign of things to come for the family. As the second eldest of six highly successful...

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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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