The latest news from National Enterprise Network and guest blogs from members of our network

A networking success story – making connections at our annual conference

One of our core principles is to connect our members with people and projects for greater success.  Throughout the year, there are many occasions when we are able to offer connection opportunities to our members. But perhaps one of the most important, is our flagship annual conference. At our 2016 conference, 60% of our delegates cited ‘networking’ as […]

The art of survival and the value of enterprise support

NEN member Business Support York and North Yorkshire (BSYNY) were delighted when one of their clients, Bils & Rye, recently celebrated four years of business. The gallery, located in a small rural village of Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, were referred to Business Support York and North Yorkshire for support when they first launched the business. Four years later, they count […]

Dawn Whiteley MBE, Chief Executive at National Enterprise Network, publishes an open letter with her thoughts on the spring 2017 Budget

Like millions of people across the country, I was glued to the live website broadcast of Philip Hammond’s spring 2017 budget statement today. No matter what age, position or background, today’s announcement affects everyone in the country on some level; including the small business community. This community of ambitious, passionate and driven people who are […]

National Enterprise Network announces Chip & PIN Solutions as a new Corporate Partner

National Enterprise Network (NEN) has today announced a corporate partnership agreement with Chip & PIN Solutions, the UK’s leading provider of Card Payment Machines, EPOS Solutions, Merchant Services, E-commerce Packages and Business Cash Advances. The agreement will see Chip & PIN Solutions offering card payment services to NEN members and their clients. Chip & PIN […]

NEN releases a report analysing the relationship between LEPs and Growth Hubs, and enterprise support providers

Report recommends that better working relationships between LEPs and Growth Hubs and NEN members are developed and sustained In 2014 National Enterprise Network (NEN) carried out a first review of the relationship between our members and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). A report of these findings was published in January 2015. Since then, the Growth Hub […]

NEN member, Business Enterprise Fund provides springboard to designer radiator firm

NEN member, Business Enterprise Fund (BEF), are delighted to see one of their clients achieving above expected growth, thanks to support provided by them. Seasoned buyers Paul Johnson and Andrew Smith formed Crimson Bear, a firm that sources high-end radiators and heating solutions for the home from across the world. Paul and Andrew planted the […]

NSEA client named ‘one of Britain’s fast growing firms’

NEN member, North Somerset Enterprise Agency (NSEA), are celebrating a double success for one of their clients, based at The Hive, their business centre. Green Frog Connect (GFC), an Independent Connections Provider (ICP) was recently named one of Britain’s fastest growing firms in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table. They have also won contracts […]

Gateshead Council celebrates another New Enterprise Allowance milestone

The lead authority in the North East for the Government’s scheme have now helped more than 1,800 clients start a business National Enterprise Network (NEN) Member Gateshead Council became the lead authority in the North East for the Government’s New Enterprise Allowance scheme when it launched in January 2015. Since winning the contract, they have […]