EF News

Dealing with Overwhelm in Uncertain Times

Posted on the 30 March 2020

Bethany Ainsley founded Nuvo Wellbeing in November 2008 with one core mission: to reduce health and social inequalities across the North East through the delivery of dancy and fitness programmes to people of all ages and abilities. Today, her portfolio encompassess three succes...

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Setting Up and Running Virtual Meetings

Posted on the 26 March 2020

As many people are now working from home, physical meetings are increasingly being replaced by virtual meetings. Running virtual meetings is not always easy as normal procedures are complicated by the lack of physical presence. Businesses which embrace virtual meetings for t...

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Working Together to Overcome the Challenges of Coronavirus

Posted on the 26 March 2020

Our Chief Executive, Jonathan Lamb, has written an open letter to North East businesses, urging them to treat one another with consideration during the current coronavirus crisis. With some members of the Forum reporting that invoices are going unpaid, the letter – also sig...

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Taking a Considered Approach

Posted on the 25 March 2020

Crisis reminds entrepreneurs and other leaders in business that in highly stressful and volatile times, a considered approach to taking action is essential.  The absolute necessity to focus on the here-and-now as well as look past the crisis to the future is the criti...

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Managing Cash Flow in a Crisis

Posted on the 19 March 2020

Andy Briggs is a chartered accountant and a director of IA Growth Limited, a strategic growth consultancy supporting SME businesses, along with his colleagues Graham Sleep and David Land. Prior to IA Growth, Andy was Finance Director for a number of SME businesses over the pre...

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Entrepreneurs’ Forum Exchange Event Delivers Positive Customer Experience

Posted on the 16 March 2020

More than 70 per cent of organisations still fail to grasp the crucial difference between customer experience and customer service – and may be losing sales as a result, members of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum were told. Kate Cooper-Fay, CEO of Newcastle-based customer experie...

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Face of the Franchise

Posted on the 5 March 2020

It turns out being dumped by his then girlfriend was the best thing to ever happen to the young Mike Racz. Heartbroken and determined to find solace through adventure, he left his native Hungary behind and travelled to the UK to search for fresh opportunities. Fresh out...

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Our Reaction to the Proposed Entrepreneurs' Relief Changes

Posted on the 3 March 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced his plans to scrap Entrepreneurs’ Relief worth £2.7bn in the March 11 Budget.Entrepreneurs’ Relief was first launched in 2008 and allows a business owner to make gains on disposing of their business at just a 10 per cent rate of tax on the fir...

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Out of Office

Posted on the 26 February 2020

David Park might seem a familiar figure to Forum members but if you’re a frequent visitor to the Lake District fells you may see another side – particularly if you’ve ever required rescuing. The founder and Managing Director of Park Commercial Ltd – Business and Commercial...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Jayne Hart, The HR Dept Newcastle

Posted on the 24 February 2020

Tell me about your background in business? I didn’t have that early classic ‘wheeling and dealing’ experience of many entrepreneurs. Instead, I was more intrepreneur than entrepreneur, coming up with innovative ideas and developing fresh opportunities from inside the c...

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