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2019 NEN Annual Conference
Our Annual Conference – Unleashing Innovation in Enterprise – will take place on Friday 22nd November. This highly regarded event is targeted at the key decision makers and influencers from within our network of enterprise support organisations, and the wider enterprise sector – find out more about the line-up for this year’s event .
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2019 National Enterprise Network Awards – Open for entries!
National Enterprise Network is calling for entries for the 2019 National Enterprise Network Awards to support and celebrate the achievements of its members. Our awards look to not only celebrate excellence in the delivery of enterprise support, but also to encourage the exchange of good practice and the development of improved services and organisations.
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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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National Enterprise Network (NEN), representing the agencies that support many of the country’s small and start up businesses, is looking to the Chancellor to entice small business owners in his September 4 Autumn Statement, alongside the other budget relaxations he has flagged, with the prospect of a general election on the horizon.
A Yorkshire-based social enterprise has announced it has boosted the region’s economy by £31m in the last 12 months as well increased lending to female entrepreneurs by 9%.
A pilot to encourage refugee entrepreneur programmes across the UK has been announced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.