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Entrepreneurs’ Forum Providing 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.

Entrepreneurial membership Growth for you, your business & the North East When you join the Entrepreneurs’ Forum you’ll become part of a unique group of more than 300 like-minded business owners. Our members are the change makers of the region’s economy. They’re the owner-managers of SMEs who take risks, innovate and continue to drive their businesses forward. Membership is exclusive to entrepreneurs who are committed to significant growth, have an annual turnover in excess of £250,000 and have been trading for at least two years.

Benefits to you Our basic ethos is to help, nurture and support you to build the best business possible. Founded by entrepreneurs in 2002, there's always someone who has been there and done it before and can provide the first-hand practical knowledge that you are looking for. Either through one-to-one support through our peer-to-peer mentoring programme or alongside a larger group of like-minded people at one of our 30+ inspiring events each year, you will easily find help that suits the way you work. By coming together at our events with decision makers and business leaders, you will not only leave inspired, but brimming with valuable new ideas and connections to take back to your business.

Our promise:

Through a mix of inspiration, shared knowledge and a helping hand, your business will grow.

So, what’s stopping you?

Benefit breakdown Here’s how it works…

Join our network: Meet a peer group of 300+ likeminded entrepreneurs

Access growth through our altruistic peer-topeer mentoring programme

Complimentary entry to: Member Events (x10)

Receive exclusive invitations to:

Get connected & raise your profile:

On-site Visits (x5)

Entrepreneur Conferences (x2)

Get regular email & postal updates

Round Table Debates (x6)

Chairman’s Dinner (x1)

Receive copies of our member magazine

Exchange Events (x6)

+ Social Events

Focus Dinners (x8)

Add a personal & company profile to our website

Share news on our website, social networks & other media channels

EF members in numbers We’re stronger together Average turnover of

Combined turnover of

£2.3bn £10.7m (median: £2m)

Responsible for

>23k Full-time employees


regularly export (vs. 3% of NE businesses)


10% £10m£20m




£500k £1m


£5m £10m

18% £1m - £5m


Dates for your diary Upcoming events and key dates We host a year-round, wide-ranging programme of inspirational events, bringing together the most aspirational North East entrepreneurs to create opportunity, make new connections and help businesses in the region grow stronger. Our events come in all shapes and sizes, including in the coming months: ON-SITE VISIT NEWCASTLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Thursday, 23rd March, 1.30-4.30pm Newcastle Airport, Woolsington

EXCHANGE: LEADERSHIP Thursday, 30th March, 8–11am Gateshead College, Baltic Campus


MEMBER EVENT PAULA RADCLIFFE (in association with Siglion) Wednesday, 3rd May, 8-10.30am Hope St. Xchange, Sunderland

TOGETHER WE CAN TAKE ON THE WORLD (entrepreneurs’ conference) Thursday, 11th May, 8am-5pm Crowne Plaza Newcastle

Tuesday, 4th April, 6-9pm The Assembly Rooms, Newcastle

Why not take some time out of your business to work on it with us. Listen to insights from your peers. Meet with people you didn’t know you needed to meet. Who knows where it might lead. Events are continuously being added to our calendar. For the most up-to-date information, to book your place or to find out about round table discussions and mentoring drop-in surgeries, visit

Together we’re stronger.



Thursday, 25th May, 8–11am Ward Hadaway, Newcastle

Thursday, 29th June, 6-8.30pm Ryder Architecture, Cooper’s Studios, Newcastle

FOCUS DINNER JAMES LAMBERT, R&R ICE CREAM Tuesday, 6th June, 6.30-10pm Middleton Lodge, Middleton Tyas

EXCHANGE: ACCESSING & MANAGING FINANCE Tuesday, 27th June, 8–11am Beamish Hall Hotel, County Durham

SUMMER DRINKS Thursday, 6th July, 47pm NBS, The Old Post Office, Newcastle

Entrepreneurial Membership  

Growth for you, your business and the region.

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