2020 National Enterprise Network Awards – Shortlist Announced!

2020 National Enterprise Network Awards – Shortlist Announced!

The 2020 National Enterprise Network Awards exist to support and celebrate the achievements of its members and the wider enterprise support sector. As ever, our awards looks 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.

2020 has been an incredibly challenging year, yet within all the difficulties, we know there have been some fantastic successes and achievements.

NEN Chairman Alex Till commented:

“The organisations featured on the 2020 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 in these challenging times. 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 December!”

The judging panel formed of NEN Chairman Alex Till; Martin Traynor, SME Crown Representative and Matt Smith, 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.

Enterprise Support Organisation of the year (under £750K)
Colbea
NBSL
Somerset Business Agency
StartUp Croydon

Enterprise Support Organisation of the year (over £750K)
Let’s Do Business
Project North East
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce
Transmit StartUps

Enterprise Engagement Award
Enterprise Exchange
Project North East

Enterprise Support Champion of the Year
Birmingham Enterprise Community CIC
Colbea
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce
Yorkshire in Business

Innovation in Education Award
City Business Library
LSE Generate
Project North East
Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Bristol

Enterprise Impact Award
Birmingham Enterprise Community CIC
Finance for Enterprise
Somerset Business Agency
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce

The names of the overall category winners will be announced on Thursday 10th December during a dedicated awards ceremony at our digital conference.

Congratulations to all those on the 2020 shortlist! Join us at ‘What’s The Future …Times are changing’ conference on 10th December to find out who wins…