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Born and Bred: Jonathan Warburton on Running a Family Business

Posted on the 12 March 2019

Jonathan Warburton, chairman of market-leading bakery brand Warburtons, and one of the UK’s most recognised business leaders, paid a visit to the North East to share his business advice with the region’s entrepreneurs. At a member event organised by the Entrepreneurs’ Foru...

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North East Entrepreneurs Would 'Vote to Remain in the EU' But the Majority Do Not Want a Second Vote

Posted on the 12 March 2019

North East entrepreneurs would ‘vote to remain in the European Union’ if an EU Referendum were called today - but the majority do not want a second vote. The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has released the results of its members’ business tracker survey which reveals that, if an EU Re...

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How Elaine Warburton is Changing the Face of Global Medicine

Posted on the 8 March 2019

Friday, 8th March 2019 marks International Women's Day, a day to celebrate women's achievements while simultaneously calling for a gender-balanced world. On this day, we're shining a light on Elaine Warburton, co-founder of QuantuMDx, and cover of our Spring/Summer 2019 memb...

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Brexit: North East Business Leaders Have Their Say

Posted on the 5 March 2019

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s first round table discussion of 2019 certainly put members through their paces, with the conversation focusing on a topic that has been instilled in our minds and across the mainstream media for almost three years now. Brexit has continued to domi...

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Announcing Our New Partners

Posted on the 27 February 2019

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has continued to strengthen its ties to the North East business community with a raft of new partnerships.The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has welcomed three new corporate partners – The Encore Group, Narrative Integrated Communications and Hilton Newcastle Gates...

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Rage Within the Machine: Simon Biltcliffe on Leading a Marxist-Capitalist Business

Posted on the 26 February 2019

Simon Biltcliffe, founder and CEO of print service specialist Webmart, offered fifty business leaders an insight into his company’s unconventional business model at the first Entrepreneurs’ Forum member event for 2019. During the event, Simon discussed employee motivation...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Joanna Feeley, Trend Bible

Posted on the 20 February 2019

Tell me about your background in business Before I graduated from Kingston University with a degree in Fashion Design, I travelled to New York in the Easter before graduation to meet a recruitment consultant in the industry about a position in menswear design. So, litera...

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Nominations Open for 2019 North East Entrepreneurial Awards

Posted on the 19 February 2019

SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONThe North East’s leading business figures are encouraged to submit their nominations to the 2019 North East Entrepreneurial Awards. Delivered by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, the awards honour and applaud entrepreneurial leaders who have made remarka...

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Inspirational Events Unveiled for North East Entrepreneurs

Posted on the 11 February 2019

Any entrepreneur or successful business owner will tell you that they didn’t get to where they are today without some form of help, regardless of the size, scale or type of venture. Whether it's supported with finance or advice from someone who’s been there and done it all be...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Stephen Prior, Forest Carbon

Posted on the 22 January 2019

Tell me about your background in business My working life began in education as a teacher and later headteacher of a school in Zimbabwe, which had more than 500 pupils, including 150 boarders. This was my first experience of business as I was essentially running ‘an SME’ by...

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