The latest news from National Enterprise Network and our membership network

2018 National Enterprise Network Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2018 National Enterprise Network Awards were announced on Friday 16th November. Host Nick Pandolfi named winners in five categories at the Awards ceremony, part of the day-long National Enterprise Network Annual Conference, sponsored by Barclays and held at Barclays Head Office in Canary Wharf, London. Two organisations were also recognised with Highly Commended entries during the ceremony.

Ardleigh artist wins two months trading in Colchester’s biggest department store

More than 100 members of the local business community gathered at Wivenhoe House, Colchester to see Samantha Luxford announced as the winner of Colbea’s ‘In the Market for Success’ competition. The money-can’t-buy prize will enable the Ardleigh-based artist to take her nautical art start-up business into Fenwick’s 90,000 square ft Colchester High Street store for two months.

New event champions better mental health for entrepreneurs

Team NEN member, PNE Enterprise recently hosted its first Get Growing Your Network event for aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups in Tyne and Wear. The event put mental health awareness centre stage, with guest speaker Andy Walton, a trained mental health nurse and creator of illustrative self-help guide SWIRL, sharing tips on how entrepreneurs can look after their wellbeing whilst running a business.

National Enterprise Network welcomes Chancellor’s support for high street enterprise

National Enterprise Network, representing many of the country’s enterprise agencies, has welcomed the confirmation from the Chancellor that funding for small businesses, which has previously been available through European Funding, will continue to be made available through the British Business Bank on the exit of the UK from the EU. Furthermore, the extension of the Start Up Loan funding to 2021 will mean that loans to start up businesses will continue to be made available through some enterprise agencies.