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Small Business Commissioner Supports NEN during Covid-19
Last week we hosted a series of live Q&A sessions with Philip King, Interim Small Business Commissioner. Alongside members of the NEN network and their clients, we provided a platform to share on the ground feedback about how small businesses are impacted during these challenging times,
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An update for our Members, Partners and Stakeholders on the current Covid-19 crisis
The NEN team is now working remotely. For us, this doesn’t mean a huge change in the way that we operate, it will be “business as usual”. No one has been unaffected by the events of the last few days and weeks, and we know that this ever-changing and unknown period is difficult for all of us. But we wanted to let you know that we are still here for you.
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We’re the home of enterprise support – join us
National Enterprise Network is a unique membership body. We believe our members are crucial to England’s economic growth. Our mission is to represent, unite and support all organisations who are passionate about inspiring and encouraging enterprise.
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National Enterprise Network is a unique membership body representing those working in the enterprise support sector across England.
We believe our members are crucial to England’s economic growth. Our role is to support their work by representing their interests, promoting the results they achieve and connecting them with opportunities for even greater success.
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NEN member enterprise agency Erewash Partnership has helped more than 200 businesses with constructive advice and support since the Covid-19 pandemic struck.
In recent months, we’ve worked closely with Small Business Commissioner, Philip King; gaining his support for members of the NEN network and the small businesses they work with. Last week, we orchestrated a live platform for our members and their clients to have a direct and open dialogue with him.
A Sunderland counsellor is on a mission to support armed forces veterans, third sector workers and others struggling with mental health issues by taking part in a pioneering project.
Portobello Business Centre has been a member of the NEN since the start – we’ve always found strength and support from the membership whenever we’ve asked for it.
Being a member of NEN not only validates our work in building and fostering enterprise, but connects us with likeminded organisations where we can collaborate and influence the sector.
At first, we weren’t convinced that we would get good value for money from being NEN Associates but we have been proved wrong. We have built some great relationships with other members and last years conference, and CEO round table, were worth the membership fee alone.
NEN provides a great platform for networking and sharing experiences with other enterprise agencies and business support providers. It also helps in raising the business support sector’s profile and position with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and senior government decision makers – all of which helps us to continue to help start-ups and small businesses.
NEN offers us opportunities that we cannot get elsewhere, and this enables us to offer enhanced support to our clients. It’s great to be part of a network that offers so much and to see how us and other enterprise agencies are making such an impact is fantastic.
AES has been a member of NEN for a number of years and we really feel like it is one big family. If we have a problem or an issue we can rely on the support of NEN to help us out. The NEN team work really hard to make sure our sector is recognised by government and other organisations that influence policy on business support.
The strategic added value of being a NEN member and supporter is significantly important to Menta for three reasons. Firstly, it enables us to be nationally recognised. Secondly, it gives us the BEIS accreditation and quality standard. And thirdly, it gives us the opportunity to work with like-minded CEOs from across the country to share ideas and best practice.
Without NEN we would really feel alone. NEN makes us feel part of something much wider than just us in Scarborough. It links us with other organisations with the same ethos and goals, but ones that also face the same challenges. Together we are stronger.