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Entrepreneur Interview: with Sam Read, APM Cleaning

Posted on the 27 July 2020

Tell me about your background in business I couldn’t have ever contemplated one day being the managing director of a cleaning company employing 60 people when, after leaving Harton Comprehensive in South Shields, I won a scholarship to study an HNC in electrical and elect...

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Looking Forward

Posted on the 24 July 2020

On Monday 11th May, we announced ‘Forward’, our initiative developed in collaboration with Forum members and partners to respond to the unique challenges faced by business since March 2020. Since then, members have engaged with a wide variety of Forum virtual events where...

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The Future of Customer Service

Posted on the 22 July 2020

The most forward-thinking and innovative businesses have evolved in parallel with human behaviour, observing changes in consumer preferences that shape how they market, sell, and deliver their customer service. Regardless of channel or communication tool, great customer se...

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Twelve More Businesses Complete Our Scale-up Leader's Academy

Posted on the 22 July 2020

We're celebrating the latest cohort of entrepreneurs to graduate from our Scale-up Leader’s Academy.  Twelve North East entrepreneurs completed the six-month programme last week following a final session with Scale-up Leaders’ Academy coach Ian Kinnery. The 12 takin...

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Building a Brand in the Post-COVID World

Posted on the 15 July 2020

The new normal is a phrase we’ve heard an awful lot of over the past few months. What will our post-Covid world look like? How will we get the economy moving again? And how can brands make sure their voices continue to be heard?For Charlotte Nichols, managing director of PR and m...

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Our ‘Talking Future’ Podcast Is Here

Posted on the 8 July 2020

We’re excited to bring you Talking Future, a new podcast by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum which focuses on the lives and work of North East entrepreneurs, their views of the future and how they are innovating as they plan ahead. In our first episode, Forum board member Yvonne Bell sp...

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Future Healthcare Trends

Posted on the 1 July 2020

The healthcare sector has undergone seismic changes in recent years, with advances in technology, the disruptive effect of social media and the COVID-19 crisis transforming the way it communicates.  As CEO of healthcare marketing communications agency Onyx Health, resp...

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Tech and the Future of Work

Posted on the 24 June 2020

Back in January 1987, OMNI magazine featured predictions from 14 ‘great minds’ about what the future held; specifically, the world of 20 years hence. Focusing on the future of information technology, Bill Gates shared the view that data would be accessible and that voice r...

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Building a ‘Wellbeing First’ Workplace

Posted on the 17 June 2020

As the world adapts to a new way of working, wellbeing has become top of the agenda with physical and mental welfare the highest priority for every employer. While working from makeshift home offices, for some, the lockdown resulted in extended working hours, leading to ine...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Nicky Jolley, HR2day

Posted on the 11 June 2020

Tell me about your background in business Looking back, I didn’t make an auspicious start, leaving school with less-than favourable exam grades before opting to take an apprenticeship in accountancy. I soon realised that not only was I terrible with figures in those e...

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