Enterprise for everyone

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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Upcoming Workshops

Award in Enterprise Mentoring

28th September 2015 Thistle City Barbican, London

The workshop aims to provide an introduction to the role of the mentor to ensure that a new mentor has the right level of knowledge and understanding to undertake the mentor role.

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Certificate in Championing Enterprise Mentoring

30th September 2015 Thistle City Barbican, London

We are delighted to announce the national promotion of a brand new Certificate in Championing Enterprise Mentoring professional qualification.

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Starter for ten

September 3rd, 2015

Earlier this summer, SFEDI’s Executive Chair Ruth Lowbridge was invited to the Edinburgh offices of workspace collective Desk Union, where she shared her favourite top ten tips for success with the team. Desk Union is a young, dynamic enterprise that … Continued


Ten Top Tips for Business Success

September 3rd, 2015

As our Executive Chair Ruth Lowbridge says, there’s no job description for being a good business owner. To help you navigate the role successfully, here are her Top Ten Tips, gathered over two decades of business leadership. 1 Be yourself … Continued


G is for Innovation

September 3rd, 2015

Albanian-born linguistics academic, design thinker and entrepreneur Julia Goga Cooke runs GConsultancy Innovation, a self-described ‘eco-system of experienced innovation managers, journalists, communicators, trainers, facilitators, designers and consultants.’ GConsultancy, which is the end result of Julia’s extremely diverse and high-flying career, … Continued


Award Nominations: Now Open

September 3rd, 2015

The Celebrating Enterprise Awards are an annual celebration of the enterprising spirit in action. Taking place in November in a prestigious House of Lords setting, 2015’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever before, and right now we’re searching … Continued


Westsidecoders Story

September 3rd, 2015

Nick Fulcher and business partner Shazaad Badil are leading Westsidecoders, a software development and digital training business in Birmingham West Midlands. Having attended the city’s Meet a Mentor event in July, Nick was keen to share his entrepreneurial story with … Continued


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