Alex Till, Chief Executive of MENTA, was officially confirmed as the new Chairman at National Enterprise Network’s Annual General Meeting on Friday 16th November. Alex will lead the Board and its development of key strategic activities for the membership body that represents enterprise support organisations.
A round of appointments and a new head office mark the beginning of the next exciting chapter for the North East’s Transmit Group.
The winners of the 2018 National Enterprise Network Awards were announced on Friday 16th November. Host Nick Pandolfi named winners in five categories at the Awards ceremony, part of the day-long National Enterprise Network Annual Conference, sponsored by Barclays and held at Barclays Head Office in Canary Wharf, London. Two organisations were also recognised with Highly Commended entries during the ceremony.
Team NEN member Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (COLBEA) has announced the appointment of Sian Taylor of Birkett Long to its Board of Directors.
More than 100 members of the local business community gathered at Wivenhoe House, Colchester to see Samantha Luxford announced as the winner of Colbea’s ‘In the Market for Success’ competition. The money-can’t-buy prize will enable the Ardleigh-based artist to take her nautical art start-up business into Fenwick’s 90,000 square ft Colchester High Street store for two months.
Team NEN member, PNE Enterprise recently hosted its first Get Growing Your Network event for aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups in Tyne and Wear. The event put mental health awareness centre stage, with guest speaker Andy Walton, a trained mental health nurse and creator of illustrative self-help guide SWIRL, sharing tips on how entrepreneurs can look after their wellbeing whilst running a business.
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.
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’.
National Enterprise Network, representing the Enterprise Agencies from around England that support early stage businesses across the country, is looking to the Chancellor to continue recognising the value of micro businesses to the economy as he compiles his Autumn Statement.
National Enterprise Network is pleased to announce the shortlist of entries for the 2018 National Enterprise Network awards – a programme established in 2007 to recognise excellence in the delivery of enterprise support, encouraging the exchange of good practice and the development of improved services and organisations.