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Entrepreneurs' Forum partners with North East universities to support region's businesses

Posted on the 16 August 2018

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has strengthened its relationship with North East universities through a partnership that will support entrepreneurialism and the region’s business community.The organisation has collaborated with Newcastle University, Northumbria University, The...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Sarah Pittendrigh, Simply Bows & Chair Covers

Posted on the 15 August 2018

Tell us about your background in business?I have always worked in marketing, sales and brand management, including for such iconic brands as Phileas Fogg, Land Rover and Jaguar.Before establishing Simply Bows & Chair Covers, I was a director of a national corporate events com...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Steve Pearson, Phusion IM

Posted on the 16 July 2018

Tell me about your background in businessI was an instrument technician at ICI, then studied towards a degree in the field, before moving on to BP as an instrument engineer. It was while at BP that I moved on to information handover on major projects over a 10 year period, and al...

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The North East is a Great Place for Enterprise

Posted on the 5 July 2018

By James Robson MBE, Chairman, Entrepreneurs’ Forum Anyone who reads the pages of the Journal, scrolls through Chroniclelive.co.uk or is, indeed, in business in the North East will endorse the belief that that the region is a great place for enterprise. We have some ve...

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North East Entrepreneurs to be Honoured at Entrepreneurs' Forum awards

Posted on the 2 July 2018

Talented entrepreneurs and business figures from across the North East are to be celebrated by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, as it unveils the shortlist for its 15th annual awards.The 2018 North East Entrepreneurial Awards, held in partnership with the North East LEP, will recognise...

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My Story: Angus Thirlwell, Hotel Chocolat

Posted on the 30 June 2018

Entrepreneurialism has been instilled in Angus Thirlwell from a young age. Coming from a successful, innovative family, he has very much come into his own as the co-founder of the UK’s premier chocolate brand. He’s experienced it all in business, including a well-documented...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Caroline Moody, Moody Logistics

Posted on the 22 June 2018

How was Moody Logistics formed?The business was started by my grandfather in 1947, who had just come out of the RAF following World War II. He bought a Bedford truck and began trading, starting with moving coal and gradually grew to incorporate a fleet of wagons that delivered ac...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Jamie Brown, Francis Brown

Posted on the 25 May 2018

Tell us about your background in business?After graduating from Newcastle University as an agricultural engineer, I secured a place on a graduate training programme with SCA Packaging, in Hartlepool. From there, I joined the family business, Francis Brown, which was founded...

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Control of East Coast Mainline must stop ‘flip-flopping’ to ensure it becomes truly-effective part of transport infrastructure, says Entrepreneurs’ Forum Chairman

Posted on the 16 May 2018

James Robson, Chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, said: “The operation of the East Coast Mainline has to stop flip-flopping between franchise and Government control if it is ever to become a truly-effective part of our transport infrastructure.  “Our North East m...

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‘Don’t ignore common sense, it’s one of the secrets to business success’, Sir John Timpson tells North East entrepreneurs

Posted on the 11 May 2018

Sir John Timpson has told North East entrepreneurs the secret behind business success, to not ignore common sense and trust in the people you employ. Speaking in Newcastle to an audience of 300 business owners at the Entrepreneurs’ Forum conference, 'Together We Can Take...

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