The National Enterprise Network is a membership body for those committed to the support and development of enterprise. Members are not-for-profit organisations which provide independent and impartial advice, training and mentoring to new and emerging businesses. As well as enterprise agencies, Members also include Chambers of Commerce, local authorities, further and higher education providers and other specialist enterprise support providers.
Key activities include representing the sector with key stakeholders in central government, official agencies and the private sector, providing unique membership products and services to members and managing national business support contracts such as the Barclays Let’s Talk Business series.
According to member research collected for 2011/2012, our network of enterprise support organisations supported the creation of 17,500 businesses over the last year and almost 25,000 new jobs. Our members operated loan funds in the region of £40.461 million, grant funds in the region of £7.565 million and supported almost 69,000 clients considering starting a business.
Dawn Whiteley, Chief Executive of NEN said ‘Research shows that those who seek support in the setting up and running of their businesses are more likely to survive and thrive and there are no greater examples of good quality, personalised and tailored support than that offered by our members’.
National Enterprise Network is a trading name of National Federation of Enterprise Agencies.