The Entrepreneurs’ Forum, which aims to provide a platform for those in business to meet likeminded people, has released a new programme of events for 2014.
This year’s agenda kicks off with the annual chairman’s dinner at Jesmond Dene House Hotel in Newcastle on Thursday, which includes a talk from Formula One team boss Graeme Lowdon.
The forum will also host two conferences, intimate dinners, open events which non-members can attend, and on-site visits.
Highlights include a visit to Newcastle tea company, Ringtons, and a focus dinner hosted by restauranteur Terry Laybourne at Newcastle’s Cafe 21.
Events will be hosted by the likes of Stephen Bell of Changing Lives, incoming president of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Stephen Waddington, sustainability entrepreneur Mark Shorrock, and investment specialist Jonathan Gold of Rivers Capital.
Executive director Nicola Short said: “Our members are starting 2014 full of hope and ambition for the year ahead.
“We are delighted to be feeding their optimism with events that will support them in both their personal development and provide inspiration and ideas to help them take their businesses forward.
“North East entrepreneurs are seeing some real signs of growth, in jobs, turnover and exports, all of which are contributing to forward movement in the regional economy.
“The private sector will drive the economy and entrepreneurial businesses will be at the forefront.”
For full details, visit www.entrepreneursforum.net