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North East Entrepreneurs Raise Money to Kick-start Enterprise in East Africa

Posted on the 8 October 2019

North East business leaders have dug deep to support an international children’s charity’s work to help aspiring entrepreneurs in East Africa. Guests at the recent North East Entrepreneurial Awards raised nearly £5,000 for Newcastle based COCO (Comrades of Children Overs...

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Coffee King: An Interview with Jim Cregan, Jimmy's Iced Coffee

Posted on the 27 September 2019

Jim Cregan was destined to be an entrepreneur.  While he was born in the Dorset seaside town of Christchurch, the self-titled ‘Duke of Entrepreneurial Pursuit’ grew up in Dubai, where he bought fake surf bags and sold them at school. At age eighteen, he returned to the...

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Entrepreneurs’ Forum Calls for Greater Mental Health Awareness

Posted on the 25 September 2019

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum is encouraging North East business to show greater awareness of mental wellbeing within the workplace.Latest Government figures reveal that one in six employees in the UK report has a mental health condition while statistics published by Business in the C...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Ryan Davies, SURGE

Posted on the 24 September 2019

When a company he co-founded closed its doors in 2018, it didn’t take too long for perennial scale-up entrepreneur Ryan Davies to continue making waves in the growing tech sector. In just one year, he has built up a £1m business in Newcastle’s city centre with a rapidly ex...

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Entrepreneurial Awards Recognise North East Business Talent

Posted on the 23 September 2019

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has recognised the founder and chairman of a regional recruitment specialist with a Lifetime Achievement Award.Lorna Moran, chairman of Northern Recruitment Group (NRG), was one of several North East business leaders honoured for their success and dedicat...

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Igniting the Power of Mentoring (Amy Mooney and John Savage)

Posted on the 10 September 2019

When Amy Mooney and John Savage met on a scale-up panel at an Entrepreneurs’ Forum conference in 2015, little did they know that it would be the start of a mentoring relationship that would span five years.Amy, who bought in to home energy company Gas Angel He...

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Ambitious North East Businesses Encouraged to Apply for Scale-up Academy

Posted on the 26 August 2019

North East businesses with ambitious growth plans are being encouraged to apply for the Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s fourth annual Scale-up Leader’s Academy. Starting in January 2020, the Scale-up Leader’s Academy delivers practical advice through a mix of inspirational events,...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Lucy Batley, JUMP

Posted on the 22 August 2019

Thirteen years’ ago, Lucy returned from living and working in Italy to embark on an entrepreneurial endeavour. When Lucy met her business partner, Rob Brown, their collaboration was intended to ‘jump’ two ideas and minds together, because, as the saying goes, ‘two minds a...

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Making PR Work for Any Size Business

Posted on the 20 August 2019

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum July 2019 roundtable debate explored the options open to businesses looking to benefit from the positive effects that PR can have on sales and brand awareness. Chaired by Sarah Waddington, the Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Public Rela...

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Clive Rich on the Art of Negotiation

Posted on the 30 July 2019

Forty business leaders gathered at Gateshead College last month to hear how to close deals and achieve successful outcomes from one of the UK’s leading negotiators, Clive Rich. An international deal maker and troubleshooter, Clive has played a crucial role in negotiating and...

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