The latest news from National Enterprise Network and our membership network

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 […]

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 […]

Understanding Self-Employment

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) recently published the results of research it has conducted in order to better understand self-employment – you can see the research results here. Whilst there is nothing in the research which will come as any great surprise to National Enterprise Network members, there are some interesting conclusions […]