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Entrepreneur Interview: with Rebecca Phillipson, UR in the Paper

Posted on the 1 April 2017

Rebecca Philipson founded Inthepaper.co.uk aged 21, after suspending her English & Art History degree to pursue her lifetime ambition of managing her own company. Two years later, the company had become the UK’s largest retailer of personalised newspapers, capable of producin...

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Reaching Your Super North Star

Posted on the 31 March 2017

One of the youngest soldiers ever to be selected for the SAS parachuted in to the North East to share his experience of working at an elite level and leading under extreme pressure.Now a celebrated business author, company owner and director, Floyd Woodrow has walked many differe...

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The benefits of sticking together

Posted on the 24 March 2017

By Nigel MillsEntrepreneurs are renowned for embodying individualistic virtues such as determination and self-reliance, but our strength comes as much from sticking together and supporting each other as it does from doing our own thing. When business people get together a...

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Entrepreneurs' Forum welcomes 'common sense' scrapping of National Insurance rise for self-employed

Posted on the 15 March 2017

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has welcomed the announcement that the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has cancelled the rise in National Insurance Contributions for the self-employed, which was announced in the Spring Budget last week. Gillian Marshall, Chief Executive of the Entrepr...

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Budget fails to help scale-up ambitions, says more than 80 percent of entrepreneurs

Posted on the 9 March 2017

North East entrepreneurs have criticised the Spring Budget for its lack of support for the scale-up ambitions of businesses.In a snap poll by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, 83 percent of responding members believe the Budget would fail to support scale-up ambitions of businesses.Expla...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Guy Letts, CustomerSure

Posted on the 1 March 2017

Guy Letts founded CustomerSure, a software product that tracks customer satisfaction in real time and helps companies gain valuable insights on their products and services. Before starting his business Guy held roles including R&D Director and Head of Services at Sage. T...

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Building on North East Business Sucess

Posted on the 15 February 2017

I was delighted to read that the North East has the greatest proportion of high-growth companies per number of businesses in the UK. The fact that we have the fastest growing business population of every region, even London and the South East, and that a larger share of these...

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More work needed in the North East to provide growth and jobs

Posted on the 15 February 2017

Commenting on today’s employment figures, Nigel Mills, Chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, said: “While the employment picture looks positive nationally, there is clearly more work needed in the North East to provide growth and jobs. Almost all growth in new jobs comes from...

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High Growth Mind-set

Posted on the 9 February 2017

On 7th February we had the privilege of hearing from performance coach and mentor Simon Hartley and his mentee, Olympian and Commonwealth champion swimmer, Chris Cook.Two people who know what it takes to become world-class, they shared an inspirational insight into how we can all...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Jason Knights, Blue Kangaroo

Posted on the 9 February 2017

North East Entrepreneur Jason Knights founded Blue Kangaroo, an independent UK based creative agency, in 2006 after a career in the military, then in printing and design. The agency now works with many of the biggest global brands in the toy, entertainment and licensing world.Tel...

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