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Entrepreneurs’ Forum Announces Shortlist for its Annual Entrepreneurial Awards

Posted on the 23 July 2019

We're delighted to unveil our shortlist for our 2019 North East Entrepreneurial Awards. Delivered in partnership with Fairstone Group, the awards honour and applaud entrepreneurial leaders who have made remarkable contributions to the local business economy and continue to a...

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Entrepreneurs’ Forum Welcomes High-Profile Additions to its Board

Posted on the 19 July 2019

We're delighted to welcome John Waterworth, founder of Parkdean Resorts, and Dean Benson, CEO of Visualsoft, to our board. John Waterworth co-founded Parkdean Resorts in 1999 and, under his leadership, grew it to become the UK’s largest holiday park company with a turnover in...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Matt Mavir, Last Night of Freedom

Posted on the 24 June 2019

Taking inspiration from Newcastle’s vibrant nightlife, Matt Mavir, founder of www.lastnightoffreedom.co.uk, has created a niche company that specialises in delivering lasting memories for ‘stags’ and ‘hens’ on an international scale. The business provides an all-round, compr...

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Entrepreneur Insight: Picking the Perfect Tender

Posted on the 18 June 2019

Tim Ward established Bid and Research Development in 2013 and has overseen the growth of the company to become the UK's leading bid writing consultancy. “How do you pick an opportunity which you have a good chance of winning?” It's a burning question and one that we're asked...

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How to Motivate Staff and Get Results

Posted on the 12 June 2019

The vital issue of motivating staff and creating the most effective workplace culture was the focus of the latest Entrepreneurs’ Forum round table debate. Chaired by Peter Slee, Managing Director of Spark Response (part of the Whistl Group), the round table comprised of...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Bethany Ainsley, Nouveau Wellbeing

Posted on the 24 May 2019

With no experience in business when she started out, only a passion and drive for supporting people's health, Bethany Ainsley has achieved a great deal of success over the last decade.Bethany, founder of Nouveau Group, provides an insight into how her early passion for dance quic...

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Hola Tombola: Inside the UK’s Largest Bingo Site

Posted on the 22 May 2019

Phil Cronin of online bingo giant tombola welcomed over fifty members of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum into the company’s new £8m Quayside office for an insightful member event last month.During an inspiring talk loaded with regional history, Phil shared tombola’s achievements, its fu...

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Entrepreneurs' Forum Welcomes New Chief Executive

Posted on the 15 May 2019

We're delighted to announce the appointment of Jonathan Lamb as our new chief executive, who will officially take over from Gillian Marshall during the summer. Gillian has led the organisation since 2014, having previously enjoyed a successful career in business development a...

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Inspiring Leaders and Personalities Leave Their Mark on the North East

Posted on the 14 May 2019

The North East business community were encouraged to ‘make a difference’ with their success at the region’s largest entrepreneurial conference hosted by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum. One of the UK’s most philanthropic entrepreneurs, Heather Mills, founder of VBites, addressed more t...

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Brand is Dead: Lessons in Branding from Simon Middleton

Posted on the 7 May 2019

Simon Middleton, leading strategic brand advisor and author of bestseller ‘Build a Brand in 30 days’, advised entrepreneurs to build a brand that “gives something back” during the Entrepreneurs’ Forum latest exchange event.Forty business leaders gathered at the Northern Design Ce...

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