Enterprise, the Economy and Society – an enterprise manifesto statement published by National Enterprise Network

National Enterprise Network, the membership body for enterprise support organisations, has published “Enterprise, the Economy and Society – an enterprise manifesto statement from National Enterprise Network”. As the membership body representing the enterprise support sector across England, National Enterprise Network have set out three clear areas of enterprise which they believe any new Government should […]

PARTNER NEWS – British Business Bank and Start Up Loans Company merge to improve opportunities for the UK’s microbusiness community

The British Business Bank, the UK’s national business development bank, and the Start Up Loans Company, a government-backed scheme supporting microbusinesses with access to finance, will merge from today after both boards ratified the joint decision. The merger enables both organisations to collaborate as they seek to support microbusinesses and deliver the Government’s manifesto commitment […]

Dawn Whiteley MBE, Chief Executive at National Enterprise Network, publishes an open letter with her thoughts on the spring 2017 Budget

Like millions of people across the country, I was glued to the live website broadcast of Philip Hammond’s spring 2017 budget statement today. No matter what age, position or background, today’s announcement affects everyone in the country on some level; including the small business community. This community of ambitious, passionate and driven people who are […]

National Enterprise Network announces Chip & PIN Solutions as a new Corporate Partner

National Enterprise Network (NEN) has today announced a corporate partnership agreement with Chip & PIN Solutions, the UK’s leading provider of Card Payment Machines, EPOS Solutions, Merchant Services, E-commerce Packages and Business Cash Advances. The agreement will see Chip & PIN Solutions offering card payment services to NEN members and their clients. Chip & PIN […]

NEN releases a report analysing the relationship between LEPs and Growth Hubs, and enterprise support providers

Report recommends that better working relationships between LEPs and Growth Hubs and NEN members are developed and sustained In 2014 National Enterprise Network (NEN) carried out a first review of the relationship between our members and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). A report of these findings was published in January 2015. Since then, the Growth Hub […]

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 […]