18638North East business support group the Entrepreneurs’ Forum has been awarded the High Impact Award for its autumn conference, for the third year in a row.

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s autumn conference, ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’, was held at Redworth Hall in County Durham in November and attended by more than 200 leading North East business people. Speakers included Newcastle Eagles player-coach Fab Flournoy, Lanchester Wines founder Tony Cleary, and Olympic Gold Medal winning rower Ben Hunt-Davis MBE.

The High Impact Award is presented by Global Entrepreneurs’ Week UK, the world’s largest scheme to promote entrepreneurship, as a badge of honour to the very best events held during the week. This year a quarter of a million people in the UK alone attended more than 2,000 events as part of Global Entrepreneurs’ Week, which took place between 16th and 22nd of November 2015.

Nigel Mills, chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, said: “It’s an honour for us to receive the High Impact Award. To receive it for the third year in a row shows that the Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s conferences are going from strength to strength, and delivering the level of insight, inspiration and networking that North East Entrepreneurs deserve.

“Over the past three years we’ve seen attendance at our conferences increase, and numbers were very healthy to begin with. As North East businesses continue to grow, it is essential that the Entrepreneurs’ Forum continues to provide support by hosting events like the ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’ conference, and by sharing the wealth of experience our members have through networking and peer-to-peer mentoring.”