PARTNER NEWS: Turning prisoners into entrepreneurs would save £1.4b per annum, claims CFE report

A report released today by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) suggests that making an entrepreneurship programme available to all pre-release prisoners could save the government up to £1.4 billion annually, at the maximum cost of £82 million – providing a 17x return on investment The Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) – the leading think tank for […]

More Than 240 British Businesses Celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday With Queen’s Awards

Two hundred and forty-three businesses across the UK have received a new Queen’s Award for Enterprise, recognising their contribution to international trade, innovation and sustainable development. Today (21 April 2016) Businesses Secretary Sajid Javid named the winners of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and the five individual recipients of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion. […]

PARTNER BLOG: Competing fairly in business – why it matters to start-ups

Judith Frame from the Competition and Markets Authority writes this blog on competition law compliance. I recently listened to a brilliant podcast called ‘Start-up’. Unsurprisingly, it’s about a guy who’s starting his own business.  What is surprising – at least to someone who isn’t in the middle of starting a company from scratch – is […]

MEMBER NEWS: Quality win for Finance for Enterprise

Our congratulations to NEN Member Finance For Enterprise – for achieving ongoing compliance to the ‘Putting the Customer First’ standard for the third time. Originally awarded in 2009, the organisation has retaining this accreditation every two years; maintaining compliance with the highly regarded quality standard. Mike Wildey, Customer First Assessor commented, “Finance For Enterprise have […]

Enterprise support organisations welcome new self-employment review

The founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company Julie Deane OBE has today published her independent review of self-employment in the UK. Commissioned by the Prime Minister last year, the review assesses what additional support can be provided to the increasing number of self-employed people across the country, better understand their motivations and reveal the challenges […]

PARTNER NEWS: Celebrating success at the frontline: ERSA Employability Awards 2016 now open

Today marks the official opening of the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) Employability Awards 2016, sponsored by APM, for entries from organisations helping jobseekers to move towards, into and progress in work across the UK. The awards, now in their fourth year, demonstrate and champion best practice from across the employment support sector, showing the […]