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Entrepreneurs Panel

Tony Caldeira
Michael Oliver
Steve Purdham
Charlie Mullins
David Pollock
Debbie Pierce
Jeremy Roberts
Jennie Johnson
Julie Meyer
Richard O'Sullivan
Brian Hay
Laura Tenison

Royal Station Hotel

Neville Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 5DH
United Kingdom
Phone: 0191 260 6303
Fax: 0191 222 0786
Capacity: 200
Website URL:

Located adjacent to Central Station the hotel is the ideal base for exploring Newcastle upon Tyne whether visiting on business or pleasure.

With a choice of 10 versatile Conference Suites supported by excellent facilities and dedicated staff, the hotel is the ideal venue for conferences, meetings and social events. The Victoria and Collingwood suites can accommodate up to 200 delegates or up to 180 guests for dinner and weddings while there is a variety of smaller suites available for events such as seminars and receptions.

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  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

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After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.