The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has welcomed the North East’s newest luxury hotel, Crowne Plaza Newcastle – Stephenson Quarter, to its list of renowned corporate partners.
The hotel, which is behind Newcastle’s Central Station and welcomed its first guests at the start of September, has already created ties with the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, wowing 300 members and guests as the host venue for the North East Entrepreneurial Awards.
Corporate partnership is a commitment to supporting the Forum’s membership and other entrepreneurial businesses to achieve their growth and job creation potential. The Entrepreneurs’ Forum membership comprises more than 300 entrepreneurs from across the North East.
Crowne Plaza Newcastle – Stephenson Quarter joins a host of other leading businesses as a corporate partner, including Utilitywise, Newcastle United Football Club, PwC, Teesside University, Northumbrian Water, Brewin Dolphin and Ward Hadaway.
The hotel is designed to pay homage to its historic Stephenson Quarter location, which was home to the Robert Stephenson and Co Locomotive Works, the crucible of the railway industry.
The North East Entrepreneurial Awards were held in the twelve-sided Stephenson Suite, which seats and caters for up to 360 people.
Gillian Marshall, chief executive of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, said: “The Entrepreneurs’ Forum exists to provide a network of support to entrepreneurial businesses here in the North East. This comes through both the peer to peer support and mentoring, which takes place among the 300-plus membership, but also through the support of corporate partners, so to have a global organisation of Crowne Plaza’s repute on board is fantastic.”
Andrew Fox, general manager at Crowne Plaza Newcastle – Stephenson Quarter, said: “We’re delighted to become members of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum as we very much share its ethos; to support our region’s businesses and play our part in the economic growth of the area.
“Newcastle and the wider North East region has a vibrant, collaborative and innovative business community and whether it’s providing event space, corporate hospitality or accommodation for business associates, we aim to deliver a high quality and luxury service that businesses can rely on. We look forward to being a part of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum and working with them and our fellow members to encourage further growth and in turn have a positive impact on our local and regional economies.”