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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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We Need to Get Better at Exporting... and Fast!

Posted on the 7 January 2019

Whether the UK’s exit from the European Union goes smoothly or sends shockwaves throughout the economy, international trade will remain key for the future success of British business - or its revitalisation. The uncertainty, in many respects, is hampering organisations’ sho...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Alex Ingham, MI Supplies

Posted on the 17 December 2018

Tell me about your background in business? I have worked in the workwear and industrial sector since leaving Darlington College, or rather after I was asked to leave without any qualifications. I was 17-years-old and just walked into the first job I could get. However, the...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Kevin Brown, Pacifica Group

Posted on the 3 December 2018

Tell me about your background in business? I started my working life as an apprentice electrical engineer after leaving school at 16. Upon completing my apprenticeship, my career progressed at the North Eastern Electricity Board as I worked my way up to become its operations...

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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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