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EVENTS CALENDAR SHARE KNOWLEDGE, MAKE NEW CONNECTIONS AND BE INSPIRED.

JANUARY TO JULY 2019

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WELCOME WE KNOW YOUR TIME IS PRECIOUS SO WE’VE PREPARED ANOTHER LINE-UP OF INCREDIBLE ENTREPRENEURS WITH AMAZING STORIES, ALL JUST WAITING TO INSPIRE YOU.

All you need to do is make some time for yourself and come along to meet like-minded people and hear from those who have done it all before. Taking a couple of hours out of your business to work on it with your peers is a great way to spark new ideas, discover innovative business solutions and make useful new connections, so what are you waiting for?

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A GUIDE TO EF EVENTS EVENTS COME IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES, BUT ALL HAVE THE SAME GOAL OF BRINGING TOGETHER THE MOST ASPIRATIONAL NORTH EAST BUSINESS OWNERS TO CREATE OPPORTUNITY, SHARE KNOWLEDGE AND MAKE NEW CONNECTIONS.

ENTREPRENEURIAL CONFERENCES

MEMBER EVENTS

MENTORING DROP-IN SESSIONS

The most prestigious business events in the North East, our annual conferences bring top-class speakers to the region from some of the most successful, innovative and entrepreneurial organisations in the world.

Regular opportunities to hear from inspirational entrepreneurs sharing the highs and lows of their business journey.

Opportunities to speak to people who’ve done it all before, mentoring surgeries let you drop-in and chat confidentially about your business with some of the region’s most successful entrepreneurs.

CHAIRMAN’S DINNER Marking the beginning of each year in inspirational style, our chairman is joined by a special guest to host a celebratory dinner for entrepreneurs.

FOCUS DINNERS Set in the private dining rooms of some of the region’s finest restaurants, these intimate entrepreneur-only dinners bring together great food, inspirational speakers and captivating conversation.

NORTH EAST ENTREPRENEURIAL AWARDS

ON-SITE VISITS Full of helpful ideas to implement in your own business, on-site visits give an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of a fellow entrepreneurs’ organisation.

EXCHANGE EVENTS Thought-provoking talks and interactive workshops to help business leaders build practical plans that enable them to overcome the barriers to high-growth.

SOCIAL EVENTS

eCOMMERCE CLUSTER GROUPS As part of our mentoring programme, we have a group of eCommerce retailers who meet regularly to share ideas, news and challenges from the world of online retail.

ROUND TABLES Our chaired round table discussions are a great way to come together with fellow entrepreneurs to learn more about a subject and share your knowledge and expertise.

Informal gatherings, our social events bring like-minded people together in a relaxed way, for drinks, a spot of lunch, a bit of fun or an evening out.

Our annual black-tie awards ceremony celebrates the achievement of the region’s most talented and successful entrepreneurs. Attendance at our events is exclusively for Entrepreneurs’ Forum members and can, on occasion, be limited by capacity. To make sure you don’t miss out, save your seat at entrepreneursforum.net/events

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EVENTS AT A GLANCE

JANUARY CHAIRMAN’S DINNER with Gerald Ratner

THERE’S SOMETHING TO INSPIRE EVERYONE IN OUR EVENT PROGRAMME, WHICH HAS SOME OF THE MOST EXPERIENCED AND FASTEST GROWING BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE UK JOINING US TO SHARE THEIR KNOWLEDGE. Meeting with likeminded people, our events offer you an enjoyable way to invest in yourself and continue to learn from the experience of founders from Tombola, Warburtons, Tharsus, Pacifica Group and a whole lot more…

JONATHAN WARBURTON, WARBURTONS

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17/01/19 6pm - 11pm Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle

MEMBER LUNCH Social Event 25/01/19 12.30pm - 2pm Lola Jeans, Newcastle


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FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

BREXIT ROUND TABLE with Colin Hewitt, Ward Hadaway

TOBY BRIDGES, NBT GROUP Focus Dinner

ON-SITE VISIT TO THARSUS with Brian Palmer

05/03/19 6.30pm - 10pm Jesmond Dene, Newcastle

02/04/19 9.30am - 11.30am Blyth, Northumberland

DIGITAL MARKETING MASTERCLASS Exchange Event

SIMON MIDDLETON: BRAND IS DEAD Exchange Event

13/03/19 9am - 12noon Emirates Riverside, Durham CCC, Chester-le-street

03/04/19 1pm - 4pm Northern Design Centre, Gateshead

05/02/19 2pm - 4.30pm Deloitte Office, Newcastle

ECOMMERCE GROUP 08/02/19 9am - 11am Baltimore House, Gateshead

SIMON BILTCLIFFE, WEBMART Member Event

MENTORING SURGERY

13/02/19 6.30pm - 9pm Blackwell Grange, Darlington

25/04/19 1pm - 4pm Brewin Dolphin, Newcastle

JONATHAN WARBURTON, WARBURTONS Member Event

PHIL CRONIN, TOMBOLA Member Event 30/04/19 6pm - 8.30pm Wylam Wharf, Sunderland

20/02/19 4.30pm - 7pm Brewin Dolphin, Newcastle CURRY NIGHT

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CURRY NIGHT Social Event 15/03/19 7pm onwards Vadah, Stockton

SIMON BILTCLIFFE, WEBMART 13/02/19

KEVIN BROWN, PACIFICA GROUP Focus Dinner 21/03/19 6.30pm - 10pm The Bay Horse, Hurworth, Darlington

PHIL CRONIN, TOMBOLA 30/04/19

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JUNE

JULY

ECOMMERCE GROUP

GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS: ROCKET Social Event

MAKING PR WORK ROUND TABLE with Sarah Hall, Sarah Hall Consulting

02/05/19 9am - 11am Baltimore House, Gateshead

TOGETHER WE CAN TAKE ON THE WORLD Entrepreneurs’ Conference 09/05/19 8am - 5pm Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel

KARTING NORTH EAST Social Event 16/05/19 6pm - 9pm Karting North East, Sunderland

MOTIVATING STAFF ROUND TABLE with Peter Slee, Spark Response 21/05/19 2pm - 4.30pm Cavendish House (Tees Valley Combined Authority), Stockton

ZOE FARRINGTON, REALSAFE TECHNOLOGIES Focus Dinner 23/05/19 6.30pm - 10pm Hotel Indigo, Durham

04/06/19 8.30am – 12noon Baltimore House, Gateshead

MEMBER LUNCH Social Event 07/06/19 12.30pm - 2pm Liberty Brown, Sunderland

02/07/19 2pm - 4.30pm SME Centre of Excellence, Ponteland

SUMMER DRINKS Social Event 04/07/19 4.30pm - 7.30pm BALTIC Riverside, Gateshead

PAUL CALLAGHAN, THE LEIGHTON GROUP Focus Dinner 12/06/19 6.30pm - 10pm 21 Restaurant, Newcastle

CLICE RICH: THE ART OF NEGOTIATION Exchange Event 18/06/19 9am - 12 noon Baltic Campus, Gateshead College

MENTORING SURGERY 21/06/19 1pm - 4pm Phusion IM, Billingham

ON-SITE VISIT TO AV DAWSON with Gary Dawson 25/06/19 1.30pm - 4.30pm Riverside Park, Middlesbrough

MAKING PR WORK ROUND TABLE 02/07/19

For the latest event details and to save your seat, visit entrepreneursforum.net/events ON-SITE VISIT TO AV DAWSON 25/06/19

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JANUARY

CHAIRMAN’S DINNER with Gerald Ratner Thursday, 17th January 6pm - 11pm Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle.

£99 +VAT (for entrepreneur members only)

Get your new year off to an inspirational start by coming along to our annual Chairman’s Dinner at Jesmond Dene House, along with our very special guest, Gerald Ratner.

Gerald’s fall from grace was one of the most spectacular ever seen, with the consequences of his joke ultimately forcing his resignation from the business he’d spent years building.

Gerald took over his family’s business The Ratner Group - in the mid ‘80s and transformed it into the world’s largest jewellery retailer. By 1990 he’d taken the company public and owned 2,500 stores with sales of over £1.2bn and profits in excess of £120m.

In 2003, Gerald launched a new venture, geraldonline.com. The specialist diamond retailer sells jewellery, watches and hallmarked gold and silver through a secure site. It has formed alliances with a number of partners and now trades in India and is the largest of its kind in Britain.

What happened next has been voted the worst business mistake of all time. In 1991 everything changed when Gerald gave a speech at the Royal Albert Hall and mocked his own products.

Join us for an inspirational evening and the chance to hear in a humorous and erudite manner about the rollercoaster rise and fall and rise again of Gerald Ratner.

MEMBER LUNCH Social Event Friday, 25th January 12.30pm - 2pm Lola Jeans, Newcastle.

Pay on the Day (for all members)

Throughout the year we host a number of relaxed and informal get-togethers, bringing like-minded people together socially. Come along and join fellow entrepreneurs for a spot of lunch and the chance to catch up after the Christmas break. For the latest event details and to save your seat visit entrepreneursforum.net/events

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FEBRUARY BREXIT ROUND TABLE with Colin Hewitt, Ward Hadaway Tuesday, 5th February 2pm - 4.30pm Deloitte’s Office, Newcastle.

Member Event

FREE (for all members)

FREE (for all members)

Chaired by Colin Hewitt, partner at Ward Hadaway, our first round table of the year is a great way to meet like-minded entrepreneurs, learn more about the potential impact of Brexit and share your knowledge and expertise. Colin will be joined by Simon Crosby, Department for International Trade, and George Riddle, Deloitte’s UK Trade Policy Lead, but our debates are shaped by your experiences, so come along and get involved.

ECOMMERCE GROUP Friday, 8th February 9am - 11am Baltimore House, Gateshead.

FREE (for all members who run online stores)

Part of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s mentoring programme, our eCommerce group gives retailers who run online stores a place to have topical discussions, share ideas, knowledge and experience. If you have an online store or would like to know more about the group, contact michael@entrepreneursforum.net

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SIMON BILTCLIFFE, WEBMART Wednesday, 13th February 6.30pm - 9pm Blackwell Grange, Darlington.

Simon Biltcliffe is an award winning CEO, international public speaker and business expert; widely acclaimed for his talks on his Marxist / Capitalist business model, as well as employee motivation and running a thriving organisation in the 21st century. An IoD Director of the Year, he is the founder of national print services agency, Webmart and the world’s first digitally driven print platform, Printelligence.

From starting Webmart with just £10,000 of his own savings, Simon has turned the business into a £30m turnover organisation with just 44 employees whilst implementing his unconventional business model and maximising everyone’s I.E.F (Intellectual, Emotional and Financial) return. Simon’s esteemed career in the print industry has lead him to be in the Print Week Power 100 for the last 10 years and Webmart’s success has resulted in the business picking up awards from the National Business Awards over the past three years, including Employer of the Year in 2016 - Highly Commended.


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JONATHAN WARBURTON, WARBURTONS Member Event Wednesday, 20th February 4.30pm - 7pm Brewin Dolphin, Newcastle.

FREE (for all members) As a fifth generation Warburton, Jonathan assumed control of the family business in 1991 - alongside his cousins Brett and Ross - before becoming chairman in 2001. During this time, he has overseen the company’s transition from a northern bakery to a household name brand, with growth of over 60%, turnover rising above £500m and the number of bakery and distribution sites growing by more than 40%. Perhaps surprisingly, Jonathan didn’t begin his career in the family business. Unilever was where he gained knowledge of the baking industry, as well as valuable sales and marketing experience that he would later use to develop Warburtons now iconic TV ad campaigns; featuring Sylvester Stallone, Peter Kay and The Muppets. Today, Jonathan is one of the UK’s most recognised business leaders and Warburtons employ over 4,500 people in a business that has people, quality, culture and traditional values at its heart.

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MARCH TOBY BRIDGES, NBT GROUP Focus Dinner Tuesday, 5th March 6.30pm - 10pm Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle.

£75 +VAT

(for entrepreneur members only)

With NBT Group recently crowned the North East’s fastest growing business, Toby Bridges has followed in the footsteps of his forefathers and built upon a century of supply chain management knowledge; but it didn’t always look like that would be the case. When Toby took over, NBT faced one of the toughest challenges in its history. Their

customer markets were disappearing quickly and, in the face of recession, Toby chose to invest in research and development and to innovate his way out of trouble. It was a decision that transformed the business into a group comprising a number of, what have since become, industry leading and market changing brands. Today, NBT Group will soon pass the 60 staff mark and is set to achieve £15m turnover, with plans to double in the next three years. Come along to hear how, with the help of new technology, Toby has revolutionised his family business, while staying true to its legacy and values of providing exceptional products, delivered with standard-setting customer service.

DIGITAL MARKETING MASTERCLASS Exchange Event

FREE (for all members)

That’s why our Exchange masterclass will bring together industry experts from both the marketing agency and business worlds to help you understand more about the current landscape.

With more than two-thirds of UK marketing spend dedicated to digital media, it’s no longer an option to not include digital marketing in your strategic planning.

Hearing from thought leaders and learning from examples of best practice, we will help you to build a successful digital and social media strategy for your growing business.

Wednesday, 13th March 9am - 12noon Emirates Riverside, Durham CCC, Chester-le-street.

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CURRY NIGHT Social Event Friday, 15th March 7pm onwards Vadah, Stockton.

Pay on the Day (for all members)

The second of our social events for entrepreneurs sees members come together to enjoy award-winning chef Kaysar Ahmed’s traditional Indian cooking with a twenty-first century twist at Vadah restaurant in Stockton.

KEVIN BROWN, PACIFICA GROUP Focus Dinner Thursday, 21st March 6.30pm - 10pm The Bay Horse, Hurworth, Darlington.

£75 +VAT

(for entrepreneur members only)

Made redundant from the electricity board in 2003, along with co-founder Scott Pallister, Kevin set out to build a business with the ethos of providing people a better level of customer service than their competitors. From a standing start, Pacifica Group has become one of the UK’s largest providers of home services. Its flagship

brands, 0800 Repair Gas and 0800 Repair, form part of Pacifica Home Services and Pacifica Appliance Services, with the group also including UK Warranty. Today, Kevin employs in excess of 470 staff, including 250 field-based engineers. Pacifica handles 230,000 service calls per year and, following

a series of acquisitions and contract wins, the Group is continuing to grow toward achieving its five year plan and exceeding £100m in turnover. Having grown up in the region, Kevin is hugely passionate and proud to have overseen the growth of Pacifica Group to become a major employer in the North East.

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APRIL ON-SITE VISIT TO THARSUS with Brian Palmer Tuesday, 2 April 9.30am - 11.30am nd

Blyth, Northumberland.

FREE (for all members) Engineer and entrepreneur Brian Palmer is CEO of Tharsus, a business he has grown from a small, back street, metal bashing shop, to one of Europe’s fastest growing technology businesses, working in close collaboration with customers including grocery giant Ocado. Tharsus’ unique business model has seen staff grow tenfold to 270 in the past 10 years and turnover triple to £50m in the past three as it exports advanced machines and robotics designed and built in the Blyth factory to 14 countries worldwide.

SIMON MIDDLETON: BRAND IS DEAD Exchange Event Wednesday, 3rd April 1pm - 4pm Northern Design Centre, Gateshead.

FREE (for all members) Founder of menswear brands Shackleton and Blackshore, and an award-winning made-in-Britain manufacturer, Simon is also a leading strategic brand advisor and the author of four books, including the bestselling guide to small business branding ‘Build a Brand in 30 Days’. As an entrepreneur, writer and brand consultant, Simon practises what he preaches and often speaks at events around the world, helping businesses and organisations to develop stand-out brands. Joining us to share provocative insights from his latest book, Simon will help you to embed the principles of the ‘Brand Is Dead’ approach in your business; readying you for a new era of marketing where it’s not what you say that counts, but what you do.

Brian, in his words, describes all this as the end of the beginning. Things, he says, are about to get really exciting from here on. And you get a sense of just how exciting when you hear Tharsus’ long term vision: To become the best strategic machine maker on the planet.

Member Event Tuesday, 30th April 6pm - 8.30pm Wylam Wharf, Sunderland.

FREE (for all members) Starting out in 1897 as Edward Thompson, a stationery shop in the heart of Sunderland, it wasn’t until Phil Cronin’s father took over the family business in the 1960’s that the bingo story began. Frank was an entrepreneur and mathematical genius, who created and produced his own printed bingo tickets, catapulting the business to become the biggest bingo ticket producer in the world. Joining his father in the 1990’s, Phil expanded the business to sell interactive game cards, before taking charge and launching Intermedia Games in 1994 and then Tombola in 1999. Initially building free-to-play games of chance for clients such as eBay and lastminute.com, Tombola received its first remote gaming license in 2005 and has gone on to become Britain’s biggest bingo site and one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK. Last year, turnover reached almost £75m with 450 staff working across sites in Sunderland, Italy, Spain and Gibraltar. Join Phil in Tombola’s brand new £7m HQ to hear how they aim to double in size by 2020.

So, join us at Tharsus to hear from Brian about their business model, awards recognition and how “aim higher, think wider and work together” will see planetary domination become a distinct reality.

MENTORING SURGERY Thursday, 25th April 1pm - 4pm Brewin Dolphin, Newcastle.

FREE (for entrepreneur members only)

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PHIL CRONIN, TOMBOLA

Whatever stage of business you are at, speaking to people who have done it all before can help; but finding the right person isn’t always easy. Our mentoring surgeries aim to help. Confidential one-to-one sessions, they give you a rare chance to talk through business challenges with other experienced entrepreneurs. For more information or to request mentoring support, contact michael@entrepreneursforum.net


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MAY ECOMMERCE GROUP Thursday, 2nd May 9am - 11am Baltimore House, Gateshead.

FREE

MOTIVATING STAFF ROUND TABLE with Peter Slee, Spark Response Tuesday, 21st May 2pm - 4.30pm

(for all members who run online stores)

Cavendish House (Tees Valley Combined Authority), Stockton.

Our second eCommerce group of the year gives those operating online stores the chance to come together and enjoy topical discussions, share ideas, knowledge and experience. If you have an eCommerce business, or would like to know more about the group, contact michael@entrepreneursforum.net

FREE (for all members)

TOGETHER WE CAN TAKE ON THE WORLD Entrepreneurs’ Conference Thursday, 9th May 8am - 5pm Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel.

£99 +VAT (for all members) Early Bird Offer: book your place before the Friday 1st March and bring a guest for only £150 +VAT (combined).

Chairing the conversation, managing director of Spark Response, Peter Slee has spent more than 20 years building his business upon a culture of growth, innovation and staff engagement. Come along to share stories and ideas with your peers to help you improve the way you motivate and connect with employees.

‘Together We Can Take on the World’ promises to be an inspirational day of shared knowledge and new connections, alongside some laughs from our regular host, Alfie Joey. Inspirational guest speakers will be joining us from around the world to share their experience and expertise. Full details will be announced soon, but this event is always a sell-out so book your place now, while you still can.

The biggest entrepreneurial event in the region if you want to grow your business, our entrepreneurs’ conference will see 300 business leaders come together at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, for what is the highlight of our event calendar.

KARTING NORTH EAST Social Event Thursday, 16th May 6pm - 9pm Karting North East, Sunderland.

Pay on the Day (for all members)

After a winning visit to Guy Wilks’ track last September, we’re heading back to the pit lane to see who will make it onto the Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s Go Karting podium. All in the name of fun, this is your chance to race other entrepreneurs on one of the UK’s longest and most challenging circuits around.

ZOE FARRINGTON, REALSAFE TECHNOLOGIES Focus Dinner Thursday, 23rd May 6.30pm - 10pm Hotel Indigo, Durham.

£75 +VAT

(for entrepreneur members only)

With more than a decade of taking businesses into niche, but significant, markets, Zoe Farrington is highly experienced in business strategy and consistently developing new approaches to drive growth. Starting her career in advertising, Zoe’s first business was a public sector marketing consultancy where she worked with road safety organisations to devise education, training and publicity programmes. Seeing the difficulty paramedics have in trying to locate injured motorcyclists, she teamed up with co-founder Andrew Richardson to develop REALRIDER®. This must-have app for bikers automatically detects if a rider has had a crash and contacts the emergency services with their last known location and medical details. The first app to ever receive Home Office 999-app certification, REALRIDER® has 999 and 911 integration for UK and Canadian markets. The technology has been further developed for cars as part of a software licencing agreement that will see rollout across new territories including Europe and North America in 2019.

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JUNE GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS: ROCKET Social Event Tuesday, 4th June 8.30am – 12noon Baltimore House, Gateshead.

FREE (for all members) ROCKET is a business simulation ‘game’ where people work together to solve business problems. Developed by Games Without Frontiers, it has a number of practical uses including team building, improving communication, business productivity, commercial awareness and as a recruitment tool. For us, it’s immersive and accelerated experiential learning; and a lot of fun too.

MEMBER LUNCH Social Event Friday, 7th June 12.30pm - 2pm Liberty Brown, Sunderland.

Pay on the Day (for all members) Bringing like-minded people together for a chance to slip out of the office for an hour or two, our summer lunch is at Liberty Brown, in Sunderland’s The Palm, where you can ‘eat, drink and escape’ with your fellow entrepreneurs.

MENTORING SURGERY Friday, 21st June 1pm - 4pm Phusion IM, Billingham.

FREE (for entrepreneur members only) No matter what stage of business you are at, taking the time to chat with those who have been there and done it all before will help. That’s why our mentoring surgeries offer a confidential one-to-one opportunity for you to speak openly about your business challenges with another experienced entrepreneur. For more information or to request mentoring support, contact michael@entrepreneursforum.net

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PAUL CALLAGHAN, THE LEIGHTON GROUP Focus Dinner Wednesday, 12th June 6.30pm - 10pm 21 Restaurant, Newcastle.

£75 +VAT

(for entrepreneur members only)

Founder member of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, former chairman of One NorthEast, Business Link, RTC North, NewcastleGateshead Initiative and the University of Sunderland, Paul Callaghan has combined a lifetime of success in business with a long list of ‘public’ roles. An author and academic, he co-founded DomainNames.com in 1997 and helped it to grow into one of Europe’s largest domain name registrars before selling it to VeriSign. Awarded EY’s Northern E-business Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000 and 2005, Paul went on to develop The Leighton Group, including 4Projects, which was sold to its management team in 2007, Communicator Corporation, which was sold to Trinity Mirror in 2011, and SaleCycle. In 2012, Paul was awarded a CBE for services to the North East and was the recipient of the first ever ‘Outstanding Contribution to the City’ Award by Sunderland City Council. In 2018 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the North East Entrepreneurial Awards and was installed as High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear.

CLIVE RICH: THE ART OF NEGOTIATION Exchange Event Tuesday, 18th June 9am - 12 noon Baltic Campus, Gateshead College

FREE (for all members) With increasing competition and technology enabling business to trade globally, the power of negotiation to secure deals and partnerships has never been more important. No longer about taking advantage of the other side, negotiation is about a collaborative approach and, whether you are an individual, SME, big company or Government, it’s something you can’t fail to understand. The author of ‘The Yes Book’, Clive Rich is one of the UK’s leading negotiators. With over 25 years’ experience in deal making and negotiation training, he has worked with some of the largest companies in the world, including Sony, Yahoo, Apple, BBC, San Disk and Napster. An international deal maker and troubleshooter, Clive has played a crucial role in negotiating and brokering more than £10bn worth of global deals, so whether you have a specific negotiation requirement or need to raise the negotiation skills of your staff, join us to learn how his unique framework can be adapted to any size of deal.


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ON-SITE VISIT TO AV DAWSON with Gary Dawson Tuesday, 25th June 1.30pm - 4.30pm

MAKING PR WORK ROUND TABLE

Riverside Park, Middlesbrough.

with Sarah Hall, Sarah Hall Consulting

FREE (for all members)

Tuesday, 2nd July 2pm - 4.30pm

Launched with £50 and a horse called Dina, almost eight decades later AV Dawson has become one of Teesside’s best examples of a business that has thrived by adapting to changing environments and markets. The third generation to lead the family business, Gary Dawson was appointed managing director in 2000 and has grown the business on the back of his belief that maximising the potential of people will bring the company, their customers and the wider region prosperity. AV Dawson now offers a unique and fully integrated range of road haulage, rail freight, warehousing and port services. As a result, the company is renowned for its quality delivery and emphasis on customer experience. Combine this with a £12.6m investment in infrastructure and it’s easy to see why AV Dawson continues to win multi-million pound contracts and go from strength to strength. Employing over 240 people across Teesside, Gary is focussed on turning the North East into a strategic entrance point to the UK for the rest of the world.

SME Centre of Excellence, Ponteland.

FREE (for all members)

SUMMER DRINKS Social Event Thursday, 4th July 4.30pm - 7.30pm BALTIC Riverside, Gateshead.

FREE (for all members)

Our final round table before the summer, we will be exploring the different options open to businesses looking to benefit from the potentially transformational effect PR can have on sales and brand awareness. Hosted by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ (CIPR) chairwoman, Sarah Hall, it’s a great chance to talk strategy and share ideas and experience.

We’d love to see you meet up with your peers, at another great evening of networking and beers Just pop along anytime from four o’clock on, but don’t forget to book, before the places are gone!

At the end of a long hot summer day take off your suit jacket and put your phone away. Forget your problems and all your work hassle, and join us for drinks on the quay of Newcastle.

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