We’d like to wish the very best to Terry Gilbert, Business Counsellor at TeamNEM member, North Somerset Enterprise Agency (NSEA), as he begins his retirement after two decades of supporting local enterprise.
#TeamNEN member, Newcastle-based social enterprise PNE Group have welcomed a new member to its Board.
Irene Allcroft joins a strong Board of non-executive directors who will support the social enterprise to embark on its delivery of promoting positive social and economic change through enterprise development.
National Enterprise Network is a member of the Small Business Taskforce. This month they have set out a 10-point manifesto to government. The taskforce, a collective of 11 organisations that represent two million small firms and self-employed individuals, will highlight points from the manifesto in upcoming meetings with ministers and policy makers. The 10 points in the manifesto provide […]
Twelve new North Somerset businesses opened their doors and began trading in January creating 20 new jobs, with help from #TeamNEN member North Somerset Enterprise Agency. Pet wear and accessories, educational workshops, baby and parenting classes, translation services, a pre-school and a building firm were just some of the enterprises to launch, with new business […]
A new programme has been launched that will provide grants of up to £1,000 to sustainable start-ups based in Tyne and Wear. The Sustainable Start-up Award, managed by Newcastle-based NEN member PNE Enterprise, will grant at least 50 Tyne and Wear businesses up to £1,000 to support with start-up costs. The programme, the first of its […]
Team NEN member Finance For Enterprise has celebrated the end of another record year with the appointment of three new members of staff and the launch of a new Lincolnshire office. Over the past twelve months, the Doncaster based alternative funding provider which is responsible for helping businesses access a range of business loans to support growth […]
Industrial Strategy On 23rd January NEN Chairman Graham Marley met with Angie Cannizzaro at BEIS to discuss the Industrial Strategy. During the meeting, he reiterated many of the comments made in NEN’s Industral Strategy response and particularly highlighted our concerns that support was required to all businesses. BEIS emphasised the fact that start-up/micro businesses are not […]
On Monday 22nd January the Duke of York, founder of Pitch@Palace and a keen supporter of entrepreneurship, made a return visit to NEN member Nwes’ flagship King’s Lynn Innovation Centre (KLIC) which offers long-awaited state-of-the-art commercial workspace, business support, access to finance, and business events to start-up and growing businesses in West Norfolk. The visit to […]
The Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) is reporting a significant fall in business start-up rates in 2017. In 2016 the number of business start-ups was 657,790 and in 2017 it reduced to 589,008 – a dramatic fall of 68,782. CFE’s view is that the majority of the reduction is down to the Government’s clampdown on ‘disguised […]
2016-2017 was a challenging year for NEN and many of our members, with few unaffected by the political and economic changes which characterised this time. However, today NEN has launched a campaign which aims to highlight some of the very positive and visible signs of hope coming out of the enterprise sector during this same […]