The latest news from National Enterprise Network and our membership network

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.

Enterprise support sector set to attend 2018 NEN Conference – Full programme announced

The 2018 NEN Annual Conference flagship event is sponsored by Barclays this year and takes place on Friday 16th November 2018 at Barclays Head Office in Canary Wharf, London. Ian Rand, CEO of Business Banking, Barclays UK will deliver the event Keynote; sharing his insights on Leadership in a Keynote focused on ‘Being an Agent for Change’.

Colbea Offers Subsidised Leadership Training to SMEs in Essex

Essex businesses are being given the opportunity to access up to £8,000 of funding to put towards improvement the management & leadership of their organisation, with the funding now extended past the end of the month.

NEN Member, the Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (Colbea) has teamed up with training provider The Lighthouse Group to help businesses gain access to the funding, available through The Apprenticeship Levy which was introduced by the Government in April 2017.