The latest news from National Enterprise Network and our membership network

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 […]

PARTNER BLOG: Confidence from new freelancers remains strong in first quarter of the year

By Lorence Nye, IPSE Economic Advisor IPSE’s Freelancer Confidence Index is drawn from a quarterly survey of freelancers which assesses the recent performance of their businesses, as well as their outlook for the performance of their businesses and the economy in the three and 12 months following. The main index figures are calculated using an […]

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. […]

NEN member receives outstanding loan officer award

We are proud to congratulate one of our members for receiving a prestigious industry award at the 2016 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards, held in Manchester last month. Tim Daniels, Investment Manager at Finance For Enterprise beats off stiff competition to win Outstanding Loan Officer at the 2016 Responsible Finance Awards ceremony held in Manchester. Andrew Austwick, […]

National Enterprise Network outlines impact of 2016 Budget on small business

In today’s Budget 2016 statement, Chancellor George Osborne defined his proposals as “a Budget for small businesses.” As the membership body for enterprise support organisations that supports pre start and start up clients, National Enterprise Network (NEN) unpicks some of the key headlines. In one of the biggest announcements today, reforms to business rates were […]