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Unlocking the North East’s Scale-up Potential

Posted on the 29 November 2018

They contribute £1 trillion to the economy and employ over 3.6 million members of staff - but how do we support the UK’s most ambitious scale-ups? This is the question that was posed during this month’s Annual Scaleup Review, hosted by the ScaleUp Institute. Created in colla...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Mohammed Ishaq, The Punjab Kitchen

Posted on the 18 November 2018

Tell us about your background in business? I attended John Marlay School in the Westerhope area of Newcastle but left during my first year of ‘A’ levels to help my father with his business. He had just bought a shop and was unable to cope on his own so I had to cut short my...

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North East Business Leaders Challenged to 'Revitalise the Economy' at the Entrepreneurs' Forum Conference

Posted on the 12 November 2018

As the UK prepares itself for Brexit and unchartered waters, North East entrepreneurs have been told that they ‘will be the ones who are going to be the driving force of revitalising the economy.’Speaking to an audience of more than 200 people at the Entrepreneurs’ Forum Global E...

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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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