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Recognizing and rewarding excellence in the delivery of enterprise services
Meet the winners of the 2020 National Enterprise Network Awards, as announced on Thursday 10th December at our digital Annual Conference.
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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 Colchester Business and Enterprise Agency (COLBEA) are launching not one but two new business training programmes, starting August 2021.
National Enterprise Network (NEN) has confirmed its support of British Business Bank as a provider of Start Up loans for UK entrepreneurs. NEN named British Business Bank as a strategic partner in June 2021, and has recognised the power of Start Up Loans to unlock the potential of those who have been made unemployed as a result of Covid-19.
The North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) is encouraging those aged 50 and over to consider self-employment, after enquiries for start-up support increased throughout the pandemic.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.