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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

Quayside Exchange

Wylam Wharf Low Street
Sunderland SR1 2AX
United Kingdom
Phone: 01915144574
Fax: 01915654697
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The Quayside Exchange - the region's leading conference centre offers a unique combination of immense history and architecture with modern conference and meeting facilities.

Located on Wylam Wharf, close to Sunderland's city centre and overlooking the impressive waterfront. The grade II listed building has been the subject of a £4.7 million complete restoration upgrade programme.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • 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

Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.

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.