Our Mission

"To provide a dynamic entrepreneurial environment that helps entrepreneurs and business leaders to be inspired, to create connections and to share knowledge that leads to business growth and success."

Our Strategy

We provide inspiration and a helping hand to North East entrepreneurs through our annual events calendar, our mentoring programme and by championing the entrepreneurial community both nationally and regionally...

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Our Team

As leader of the Forum, Gillian keeps the team heading in the right direction. Not only does she look after us, but she leads by example, working with our board to keep us moving forward. Contact...

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Gillian Marshall

Why Become a Member?

Our unique peer group offers ambitious entrepreneurs the inspiration, knowledge and connections needed to be successful. Regularly coming together, members help, nurture and support one another, benefiting from peer-to-peer mentoring and an exclusive series of inspirational events where you can learn from successful business leaders, share experiences and make new connections to grow your business...

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Testimonials

"If the Entrepreneurs' Forum could be replicated throughout the UK we would have a stunning economy...." Read more

Our Members

With over 300 entrepreneurial members, the Entrepreneurs’ Forum is made up of the change makers of the North East business community. Our members are all owner-managers of North East based SMEs who take risks, innovate and continue to drive their businesses forward; creating jobs and wealth across the region.

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Upcoming Events

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Round Table Debate: The Importance of Innovation

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Mentoring Drop-in Session

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Event Pics

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EF News

New enterprise allowance: entrepreneurial environment driving North East success

New enterprise allowance: entrepreneurial environment driving North East success

Figures showing that the North East is leading the way in taking advantage of incentives for business start-ups illustrate the region’s spirit and entrepreneurial environment, according to the Entrepreneurs’ Forum.

With more than 300 member companies from across the region, employi......

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Mentoring

Mentoring

Whatever stage of business you’re at, if you’re looking to progress then speaking to people who've done it all before is invaluable. Mentoring comes in all shapes and sizes and finding the right person isn't always easy, but our entrepreneurial ‘matchmaking’ service can get you started and help you find a kindred spirit to offer the support and guidance you need to take your business forward.

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Become a Mentor

As in all areas of life, you get back what you give, so if you have business experience to share with others, why not become one of our mentors.

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Mentoring Surgeries

Our popular series of drop-in sessions aim to introduce you to the benefits of mentoring without the sense of commitment.

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