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Getting Started with Online Learning

Posted on the 22 April 2020

Craig Smith founded The Printed Bag Shop in 2007 after he was left unemployed and struggling with debt. After showing entrepreneurial skills since childhood where he set up his own market stall, Craig decided to set up his own business to change his life. 12 years on, The Printed...

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Learning and Development to Support a Career Change

Posted on the 22 April 2020

Literally born into the recruitment industry, Ashleigh Wright has earned her role as Commercial Director at Westray Recruitment Group through hard work and success. A passionate and committed leader with a thirst for sharing knowledge and providing her team with the tools to achi...

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Adapting to Change

Posted on the 17 April 2020

Partner of the Entrepreneurs' Forum, The Encore Group , employ over 300 people across their packaging and printed envelope businesses which are based in Washington, Peterlee and most recently Dewsbury. Russell Croisdale, Managing Director of Encore for the last 12 years shares hi...

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Responding to Changing Customer Needs

Posted on the 17 April 2020

Daniel Smith is a 5th generation family member of the founding Smith family. After completing his Business Studies degree he began his career at Ringtons in 2012. Starting in the production facility as part of the Technical then Blending teams he moved to the Tasting Department,...

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Enhancing Your IT Security While Working from Home

Posted on the 15 April 2020

John Burns is the founder of Diamond Group, a hassle-free IT, Communications, Photocopier and Financial Services provider. Diamond Group pride themselves on the excellent service they provide to their customers and want to reassure everyone that they are still able to provide t...

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Adapting to a Changing Landscape

Posted on the 14 April 2020

Samantha Vassallo, founder and managing director of B2B marketing company Horizon Works, provides guidance to Entrepreneurs’ Forum members on marketing and communicating – both internally and externally – during these challenging times. It is currently a challenging time for m...

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Managing Investor Relations

Posted on the 13 April 2020

Rivers Capital Partners are specialists in growth stage investments, helping to source capital up to £10m or more for businesses with a focus on the North of England. Co-founder and Managing Director, Jonathan Gold, is a specialist in seed and growth investment with a background...

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Making Working from Home Work for You

Posted on the 10 April 2020

Paul Drake is a software consultant with over 20 years’ experience designing and developing bespoke software applications for numerous industries across the world. At the height of the last recession, Paul co-founded Sapere Software, creating a team and business capable of worki...

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Keeping Your Team a Team

Posted on the 9 April 2020

Kari Owers from O Communications and Laura Weaving from Duo Consulting have teamed up to give their insights on remote working, team engagement and keeping your team, a team! As we all navigate the next couple of months and businesses get used to new ways of working, there is...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Samantha Vassallo, Horizon Works

Posted on the 9 April 2020

Tell me about your background in business? Prior to setting up Horizon Works in 2010, I performed several marketing roles across the North East, including working for two years as marketing manager for Cels (The Centre of Excellence for Life Sciences Ltd), which was funded...

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