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Entrepreneur Interview: with Rosa Talai and Roya Irving, Sorella Sorella

Posted on the 5 November 2018

Tell me about your backgrounds in business? Roya: We had rather unconventional backgrounds to running a restaurant as we both studied law. I attended Durham University and went into commercial property law with a big Newcastle firm, while Rosa graduated from Newcastle Univer...

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How Entrepreneurial Activity Continues to Benefit the Economy

Posted on the 22 October 2018

With the business world and the political classes consumed by the speculation surrounding Brexit, one solid economic story is not being given the prominence it deserves. It is the very radical change in the North East’s economic outlook as defined by the unemployment figur...

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Entrepreneurial Awards recognise North East business leaders

Posted on the 1 October 2018

The North East’s leading business figures have been recognised by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum at its 15th annual Entrepreneurial Awards. Held in partnership with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP), each year, the North East Entrepreneurial Awards honours entrep...

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Journal Business Column: August 2018

Posted on the 23 August 2018

It is encouraging to see that the perceived summer slowdown hasn’t impacted on the confidence of the North East business community, as we gear up for peak time in the business cycle when autumn returns. On the front page of The Journal (13th August) it was welcome news to r...

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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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