National Enterprise Network is pleased to announce the shortlist of entries for the 2019 National Enterprise Network awards – a programme established in 2007 to recognise excellence in the delivery of enterprise support, encouraging the exchange of good practice and the development of improved services and organisations.
The NEN Awards were established over 10 years ago to recognise excellence in the delivery of enterprise support, encouraging the exchange of good practice and the development of improved services and organisations.
Traditionally, our awards look to celebrate the achievements of our members. But for this year’s awards we have made some changes to reflect the repositioning of National Enterprise Network as “The home of enterprise support”. In line with our pledge to represent, unite and support all organisations sharing our passion for inspiring and encouraging enterprise, for the first time we invited organisations outside our membership network to apply for two of our award categories – and we were delighted with the response!
NEN Chairman Alex Till commented:
“The organisations featured on the 2019 National Enterprise Network Awards shortlist have all clearly demonstrated excellence in the delivery of enterprise support, or work taking place in educational settings which are focused on embedding entrepreneurial spirit and enterprise into this environment. Selecting a shortlist is never an easy task, but reading through all of the entries provided a great insight into some of the fantastic enterprise related initiatives and committed professionals working incredibly hard across the whole of England. We’ve always been proud of the work of our members and wider network and congratulate everyone who has been shortlisted. We look forward to announcing the names of the category winners in November!”
The judging panel formed of NEN Chairman Alex Till; Liz Smith, Market Director – Harrow and Edgware, Barclays UK and Aileen Evans, NEN Director together chose a number of organisations that clearly showed us why they are award worthy.
We’re delighted to announce that the following organisations have made it through to the next stage.
Introducing the 2019 National Enterprise Network awards shortlist:
- Aston University
- Birmingham Enterprise Community CIC
- Business Enterprise Fund
- The Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (Colbea)
- East Sussex County Council’s Career Hub
- Enterprise Exchange
- Enterprise Made Simple
- Finance For Enterprise
- Greater London Business School
- Let’s Do Business Group
- North East BIC
- Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce
- Start Up Croydon
- Transmit Startups
- University of Central Lancashire
- University of Greenwich
- Yorkshire In Business
Awards will be presented in the following categories:
Enterprise Support Organisation of the Year
Recognising NEN member organisations that have worked hard to establish or maintain recognition and impact within their local communities this year.
Enterprise Engagement Award
Recognising excellence from NEN member organisations who engage with their clients, or stakeholders, or local community in a multitude of different ways and are truly effective.
Enterprise Support Champion of the Year – NEW
Rewarding an individual either within an NEN member organisation or the wider enterprise sector whose contribution has been crucial in meeting the needs of the business and its clients.
Innovation in Education Award – NEW
In recognition of the growing work in educational settings, this award will recognise an organisation who has embedded entrepreneurial spirit and enterprise into their educational environment.
Enterprise Impact Award – NEW
Recognising a NEN member organisation who can showcase how an exceptional client partnership has transformed the life and business of their client.
The names of the overall category winners will be announced on Friday 22nd November during a dedicated awards ceremony at our Annual Conference taking place at the Barclays offices in Canary Wharf. Special thanks go to our Award Sponsors for their generous support: Gallagher and the University of Essex.
Congratulations to all those on the 2019 shortlist! Join us at “Unleashing Innovation in Enterprise” conference on 22nd November to find out who wins…