National Enterprise Network member Colbea sees funding success

National Enterprise Network member, Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (Colbea) has been awarded £16,500 by NatWest to deliver dedicated women-only business workshops over the next 18 months. Colbea has won £16,500 of funding through the NatWest Skills & Opportunities Fund to launch ‘In the Market for Success’, to provide opportunities for aspiring businesswomen in Colchester and […]

2016 post conference round up

Post event round up for the enterprise support event of the year Friday 18th November was our annual conference, and what a day it was. We had some fantastic speakers including a very entertaining keynote speaker session from Louise Cooper on the economy and an inspiring session from Paralympian Harriet Lee, showing how  in business, […]

PARTNER NEWS: LHS Solicitors LLP (LHS) takes the social stage with business leaders

Award-winning law firm LHS has partnered with leading UK business figures to launch an initiative encouraging SMEs to better identify and manage legal and business issues. The fun and educational campaign dubbed “The Game” launches on 28 November and will be played by two teams comprising award-winning entrepreneurs and industry influencers. It is geared towards […]

Start-ups and small or medium sized enterprises thriving thanks to specialist support

Today National Enterprise Network has released its annual membership impact figures, clearly demonstrating the real value its members are having within the enterprise support sector. The data, relating to activity undertaken by NEN members between April 2015 and March 2016, reflects economical challenges being faced by members, but continues to tell a strong story of […]

National Enterprise Network announces new Chairman and Board members

Long serving enterprise support leader Graham Marley has been announced as the new National Enterprise Network Chairman – to lead the Board and its development of key strategic activities for the membership body that represents enterprise support organisations. Graham was officially confirmed as the new Chairman at National Enterprise Network’s Annual General Meeting on Friday […]

PARTNER NEWS: Contractor exodus would add to Government staffing crisis at a time of Brexit uncertainty

ISSUE DATE: Wednesday 16 November 2016 IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, is deeply concerned that freelance contractors leaving the public sector will further complicate the UK’s negotiations to leave the EU. IPSE commissioned research has found that over half (54%) of contractors will leave the public sector if changes to […]

PARTNER NEWS: New Matchmaking Service For Small Businesses Looking For Finance Launched

Small businesses struggling to access finance from big banks will be matched with alternative finance options, thanks to new government scheme, supported by the British Business Bank. From 1st November nine of the UK’s biggest banks will pass on the details of small businesses they have rejected for finance to three finance platforms – Funding Xchange, Business Finance Compared and Funding […]