Thu | Nov 11 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Entrepreneurs' Forum Entrepreneurs' Forum

We are delighted to announce that our Together We Can Take on the World conference will return in 2021.

The biggest entrepreneurial event in the region, our autumn conference will see 300 business leaders reunite at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead for what is the highlight of our 2021 event calendar.

Sponsored by Recognition PR and hosted by BBC journalist and presenter Charlie Charlton, ‘Together We Can Take on the World’ promises to be an inspirational day of shared knowledge and making new connections.


Speakers include:

Richard Harpin, HomeServe – Today he’s the CEO and founder of one of Britain’s best business success stories – HomeServe Plc – but Richard Harpin has always had a passion for business and creating opportunity.

From breeding and selling rabbits at age 6, performing magic tricks at children’s parties at age 11, and launching a fishing fly-tie business until leaving university, enterprise has always been close to Richard’s heart.

Hear how HomeServe went from losing £500,000 in its first year and near closure, to a global business with over 8.5 million customers, sales of over £1.2 billion and a market capitalisation approaching £4 billion.

Matt Bishop & Reece Gilkes, As Seen From The Sidecar – Back in 2015, friends Matt Bishop and Reece Gilkes were sitting in their dingy flat in North London, complaining about the state of the world and wondering how they could make a difference.

The answer was obvious: buy a Honda SH300 scooter, attach a sidecar to it and ride it 34,000 miles around the world, raising awareness for charities combating modern slavery.

Listen to Matt and Reece retell stories from their Guinness World Record breaking adventure.

Kresse Wesling CBE, Elvis & Kresse – In 2005, after learning that London’s damaged decommissioned hoses ended up in landfill, Kresse and partner Elvis embarked on a mission to save them.

Taking waste raw materials from the London Fire Brigade, Kresse and Elvis began a lengthy process of trial and error, turning the discarded hoses into roof tiles, furniture and Christmas ornaments until finally developing a belt made entirely out of rescued leather.

Bags and purses soon followed, as did charitable partnerships, celebrity endorsements and collaborations with artists and designers.

Hear Kresse speak passionately about her vision to drive positive change in the world.

With more speakers still to be announced, the event is expected to sell out so register now and we’ll send you updated information closer to the date.

The Small Print – In the event that you need to cancel or amend your booking please let us know as soon as possible. We will offer refunds if you are required to isolate by NHS Test & Trace as a result of contracting COVID yourself, or being a close contact of a person who has contracted COVID. Cancellations for other reasons will be refunded if received before 5pm on Thursday 4th November.

If the conference is not permitted to go ahead because of local or national Government restrictions, attendees will be offered to transfer their tickets to a rescheduled event, where possible, or offered a credit note/full refund.

Avaialble IconAVAILABLE TO: CostCOST:



Non Membersprices start from



Subscribe To View Zone(s)