A new project supporting 48 BME migrant women to start-up in business is launching in Newcastle and South Tyneside. The Engage and Excel programme is being delivered in partnership by the Women Empowering Women Network (WEWN) and NEN member PNE Group, after successfully securing funding from local councils.
National Enterprise Network (NEN), representing the country’s enterprise agencies and enterprise support organisations, across the country has written to the Secretary of State for Business reminding him of the importance of providing regional advice and support for start-ups and all the small businesses that do not fall into the definition of ‘growth businesses’
When Graeme Hawes first applied for business improvement funding from NEN member NBSL for his Durham-based company, he had no idea just how beneficial it would turn out to be.
Owners of a Hornsea-based construction company which specialises in the installation of modular buildings are cooking up plans to nurture entrepreneurial talent in the Yorkshire coastal town, after securing a £65,000 CBILS-backed loan from NEN member Finance for Enterprise and NPIF – BEF & FFE Microfinance, which is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.
A life-changing loan for entrepreneurs means mum-of-five Ruth Fuller can launch her new washable incontinence underwear business inspired by her children’s struggles with occasional bed wetting.
Times are tough for us all at the moment, but we’re so proud of the way that our members have continued to adapt to keep business support going during the Coronavirus pandemic. Promoting and celebrating the successes of Team NEN is a core part of our mission, so we’re delighted to reveal some of the good news stories our Members have shared with us over the last couple of months.
The UK’s leading provider of Start Up Loans for business is toasting it 6,000th customer – its local pub in Gateshead.
NEN member enterprise agency Erewash Partnership has helped more than 200 businesses with constructive advice and support since the Covid-19 pandemic struck.
In recent months, we’ve worked closely with Small Business Commissioner, Philip King; gaining his support for members of the NEN network and the small businesses they work with. Last week, we orchestrated a live platform for our members and their clients to have a direct and open dialogue with him.
A Sunderland counsellor is on a mission to support armed forces veterans, third sector workers and others struggling with mental health issues by taking part in a pioneering project.