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North East entrepreneurs optimism reaches new high

Optimism amongst North East entrepreneurs is at a new high, the latest Entrepreneurs’ Forum survey has revealed.

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Roundtable Write Up: Making the North East the UK’s best place for business scale-up

With a back catalogue stretching numerous centuries, the North East is an acclaimed innovation hotbed.

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Sage co-founder receives Lifetime Achievement Honour

The man behind one of the UK’s most successful IT businesses has been recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Entrepreneurs’ Forum.

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Entrepreneurs’ Forum survey points to high level of optimism amongst North East business owners

The recent Entrepreneurs’ Forum Quarterly Members Pulse Survey has revealed that despite challenging external conditions, entrepreneurs in the North East remain confident about their business prospects over the coming 12 months.

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Emerging entrepreneurial talent puts North East on the map

The finalists in this year’s Entrepreneurial Awards demonstrate that the North East is a region which is buzzing with business activity and innovation.

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Interview with Alice Rowen Hall

Not every successful business is the result of a life-long ambition or dream realised, some are, to quote Bob Ross, “happy little accidents”. In the case of Alice Rowen Hall, her happy little accident side-hustle of selling clothes on eBay grew into a multi-million pound fashion giant - the hugely successful Pink Boutique.

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Behind The Boardroom

Moody Logistics and Storage has been a trusted name in the haulage industry for 76 years, growing from a household coal round in 1947 to a 30+ vehicle fleet delivering pallets of goods throughout the UK.

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Interview with Tony Anderson

At the Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s Spring conference ‘Fortune Favours The Brave’, Tony’s engaging talk shared his experiences: developing one of the most distinctive brands in aviation and helping grow easyJet into a household name.

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Addressing The Issue

There is increasing pressure for businesses to demonstrate their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials and major UK companies (those that are publicly quoted or listed, whose annual turnover exceeds £500m, or who have more than 500 employees) are required to report externally on their ESG performance.

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Business growth and exit strategy plans revealed in North East entrepreneur survey

The second Entrepreneurs’ Forum survey for 2023 has revealed that entrepreneurs are focused on growing revenue and improving profitability rather than selling up.

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