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Entrepreneur Interview: with Mick Guthrie, Whitewaters

Posted on the 24 January 2018

Tell me about your background in business?Having graduated from the University of Humberside in marketing, I worked in several sales and marketing positions prior to establishing Whitewaters.How was Whitewaters formed?My background was in industrial piping systems, and I establis...

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James Robson announced as new Chairman of Entrepreneurs’ Forum

Posted on the 8 January 2018

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has announced it has appointed experienced North East business owner, mentor and investor James Robson MBE as its new Chairman. James succeeds Nigel Mills CBE, who has held the position for six years and is a highly-active entrepreneur who has launch...

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Nigel Mills Receives CBE in New Year's Honours

Posted on the 4 January 2018

Entrepreneurs’ Forum chairman Nigel Mills has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to entrepreneurship and business in the North East and Cumbria. As a founder member of the Forum, Nigel joined the board in 2009, stepping up to become chairman in...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with Vivienne Herrera-Lee, Properties Unique

Posted on the 4 January 2018

Tell me a bit about your background in business I’ve worked for over 30 years both at home and abroad as a Personal Assistant...or Secretary, as we were called in those days. I spent part of the role searching for alternative accommodation for visitors if they didn’t want to sta...

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My Story: George Clarke, George Clarke + Partners

Posted on the 1 January 2018

There's so much more to George Clarke than a TV presenter. As we listen to him chatting about his career, it's apparent that despite his onscreen confidence and swagger, George is not someone who likes to talk about his own successes.Hailing from Washington, he's been a regular f...

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ScaleUp Institute report highlights cluster of North East fast-growth businesses and support provided by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum

Posted on the 5 December 2017

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has endorsed the findings of the latest report from the national ScaleUp Institute, which highlights the role of fast growing North East businesses in the UK economy.   The ScaleUp Institute’s 2017 Review provides a comprehensive pictur...

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North East entrepreneurs are positive about the future and see Brexit as an opportunity

Posted on the 4 December 2017

Entrepreneurs in the North East are feeling increasingly optimistic about the future, according to a report commissioned by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum. In the latest Entrepreneurs’ Forum Business Tracker Survey, two-thirds of business leaders said that they were more optimisti...

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Pivots can change communities as well as businesses

Posted on the 30 November 2017

By Nigel Mills, Chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum A key element of evolution, in business as much as in nature, is the ability to adapt to survive and prosper in a changing environment.  For entrepreneurs and business leaders, this has become known as the ‘pivot’ –...

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Entrepreneur Interview: with David Harrison, True Potential

Posted on the 28 November 2017

Tell me a bit about your background in business From leaving school I was mostly self-employed working on building sites and in my late 20s, I began to employ bricklayers. Towards the end of my construction career, we were picking up several housebuilding contracts. I broke my...

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Entrepreneurs have major role to play in maximising on North East devolution, says Nigel Mills

Posted on the 24 November 2017

Entrepreneurs’ Forum Chairman Nigel Mills, gives his views on the devolution deal for Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland announced in the Budget this week. Nigel said: “Devolution is a huge step towards becoming the masters of our own destiny and capitalising on t...

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