Traditionally, but not exclusively, our members are not-for-profit enterprise support organisations, enterprise agencies, Chambers of Commerce, local authorities and other specialist providers. The breadth and depth of the support provided by our members is best described by referencing the scale of support that is provided, and the impact this makes on our economy.View our member directory
Clients are routinely offered 3 types of support:
Clients receiving support from an NEN member can expect an average 1 year survival rate of 86%.
We are very proud of the impact that our members are making on the economy. Thanks to data collected from our members on an annual basis, we are able to quantify this impact and tell a strong story of the direct effect our members make on our economy.
During 2016-17 our members…
- Helped launch 8,272 new businesses
- Helped create 12,693 new jobs
- Our members supported and helped 80,555 clients.
- 50% of members’ clients had pre-start businesses, and 50% had established businesses.
- A very broad spectrum of clients are supported – 50% are female, 19% have an ethnic background, 19% are based in rural areas and 24% are aged 50+
In challenging times, true strength can be found in the #TeamNEN network
In 2016, we ran an online shareable campaign which aimed to shine a spotlight on the collective strength found in our network. Together, our network of members – #TeamNEN – are a strong force, and making a big impact on the enterprise support sector. The campaign featured an animation which brought to life data that we collected from our membership during 2015/2016.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.