National Enterprise Network Annual Conference and Awards 2022

Our prestigious annual conference and awards celebrates excellence in the delivery of enterprise support and will return in-person for 2022 at Barclays, 1 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf on 25th November. The event gives attendees the opportunity to connect with teams from all over the country to hear inspiring stories, share best practice, and recognise the outstanding contributions our members are making across the enterprise support sector. Throughout the day delegates will hear from inspiring keynote and motivational speakers, network with peers and senior representatives and celebrate their incredible achievements. We are building a comprehensive programme for the event with further details to follow. Book your tickets now.

You can view the full programme here.

Every year, NEN Members benefit from a 50% discount on both individual and team tickets to the conference. If you are currently considering joining our network, please get in touch to discuss the other discounts and benefits you are entitled to as a member.

The National Enterprise Network Awards

The NEN Awards were established over 10 years ago to celebrate excellence in the delivery of enterprise support, and to encourage the exchange of good practice and the development of improved services and organisations. Above all, we want to support and celebrate the achievements of our members – by inviting them to tell us how they are excelling. The benefits of winning go beyond the ceremony and trophy.

The 2022 shortlist has now been released, with the winners to be announced at the NEN Conference and Awards on 25th November at Barclays, 1 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf.

The shortlisted organisations are:

Enterprise Support Organisation of the Year – Above £750k – sponsored by Staffordshire University

Let’s Do Business Group
WSX

Enterprise Support Organisation of the Year – below £750k – sponsored by Staffordshire University

Colbea
Start Up Croydon
Somerset Business Agency
PNE Group
Birmingham Enterprise Community

Innovation in Education Award

Enterprise Exchange
Somerset Business Agency

Enterprise Support Champion of the Year

Emily Wright – Let’s Do Business Group
Geoff Ranson – Start Up Croydon
Keith Powell – Colbea
Lee Lam – BEC

Sustainability in Enterprise Award

North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) Ltd
Birmingham Enterprise Community

Social Impact in Enterprise Award

Entrepreneurs Unlocked
FIRST
Let’s Do Business Group
One Tech
Small Business Research and Enterprise Centre, in partnership with the Samuel Wilson’s Loan Trust

Alex Till, Chair, National Enterprise Network said: “We are delighted to announce the shortlist for this year’s awards, being our first in-person awards for almost three years, it will be great to be back together to celebrate the amazing achievements enterprises across the UK have achieved. I look forward to seeing everyone at the Conference and Awards later this month.”.

Feedback from previous NEN conference attendees:

“Very well run and it allowed me to share and learn from others” “Informative and insightful” “All the speakers were dedicated experts in their areas. It’s great that there is such a network to support enterprise in the UK.” “I enjoyed the breakouts… very interesting and food for thought.” “Good lively debate and knowledge sharing from likeminded people.” “I enjoyed the provocations and the opening as it was very appropriate to us and the sector.” “I thought the content was impactful, was very well developed.”