The latest news from National Enterprise Network and our membership network

Business lenders give green light to school system

A new system that tracks children’s behaviour and their educational journey has been given the green light thanks to a £40k loan from the NEN member, Business Enterprise Fund.

Trackit Lights is an interactive behavioural management system, used by schools to display child behaviour using the traditional ‘traffic lights’ method; students are rated green for good behaviour, amber for a warning and red for low level behaviour.

New Colbea Sponsor to Offer Accounting Advice Surgery

Team NEN member, the Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (Colbea) has announced Essex accountants Jamesons as the latest business to sponsor the enterprise agency’s work in the Colchester business community.

As the first action of their sponsorship Jamesons, one of the region’s leading independent accountancy firms, will deliver an Accounting Advice Surgery for local businesses at the Central Colchester Business Centre on 5th June 2018.

Small Business Taskforce published Small Business Manifesto

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 […]

#TeamNEN member helps create 12 businesses and 20 new jobs in January

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 […]

Finance For Enterprise celebrates record year with new appointments and launch of Lincolnshire office

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 […]

Graham’s update: BEIS meeting, 23rd January 2018

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 […]