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The Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs is for anyone who is thinking about starting or already running their own business, those who support them and those employed in innovative and entrepreneurial businesses.

Our purpose is to support our members in developing and continuously improving their enterprising skills allowing them to maximise both their personal potential and their wider contribution to the growth and success of UK PLC.

We have more than 30,000 members from across the spectrum of enterprise activity – students who have yet to start a business, entrepreneurs in the early stages of running their business, business owners looking to grow their business, managers working in an enterprising way, mentors and support professionals, and recognised learning providers.

We offer enterprise related training and qualifications, enterprise events and enterprise resources working with a range of private and public sector partners and delivering through a network of Centres of Enterprise Excellence and Enterprise Academies.

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Scottish Entrepreneur is Thinking Positive

September 6th, 2016

Monica Coyle is a Registered General Nurse who has turned her professional experience into an exciting enterprise – Positive Pulse Scotland. We first met her when she came along to a Meet a Mentor event but now she’s hosting an … Continued


Celebrating Enterprise 2016 – who will you nominate?

August 26th, 2016

Nominations for Celebrating Enterprise 2016 are now open and we want to know who you think deserves to win. We caught up with Peter Harrington of SimVenture, one of last year’s winners, to find out what’s been happening since his … Continued


BREXIT: IOEE Members react

August 17th, 2016

It has been one of the most contentious political issues of a generation. The question of whether or not the UK should leave the EU has divided opinion in communities, in families and even between spouses. Meanwhile, the Brexit and … Continued


Apprenticemaker Achievement

August 11th, 2016

Nominations for Celebrating Enterprise 2016 are now open so we got in touch with Anne Wilson, last year’s Small Business Apprenticemaker, to find out what the experience of winning meant to her. We discovered that the Celebrating Enterprise accolade isn’t … Continued


Entrepreneurship for scientists and engineers in Tanzania

August 5th, 2016

Nearly 40 scientists and engineers took part in a workshop in Tanzania on entrepreneurship organised by the Institute of Physics with the University of Dar es Salaam. The workshop, which was held on 25–29 July at the University of Dar … Continued