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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SFEDI’s Executive Chair Ruth Lowbridge receives prestigious Award

February 4th, 2016

Ruth has been made an MBE for her Services to Entrepreneurs and UK business by the Queen at today’s Buckingham Palace ceremony. Born in 1953 and brought up at Hartlepool Headland, the pursuit of entrepreneurial success has been a defining … Continued


Long-time Lloyds employee becomes enterprise mentor

January 14th, 2016

Alan Jenkins from Carmarthen is now into his fourth decade as a Lloyds Banking Group employee, having joined the bank in 1982 aged just 16. Since then, he’s enjoyed a number of key successes, including being awarded Bank Manager of … Continued


Go Cyber Streetwise for 2016

January 14th, 2016

The online world moves fast, developing at breakneck speed, with new ideas, fresh connections and amazing digital innovations constantly changing how enterprise takes place everyday. There are plenty of opportunities for the savvy entrepreneur and forward-thinking business. However, making the … Continued


Spotlight on…Sharon Goodyer

January 14th, 2016

The IOEE’s member base is incredibly diverse, with people from all walks of life signed-up to enjoy the privilege, services and benefits associated with it. To let you know just how broad a spectrum of people we work with and … Continued


Small and Medium Businesses – a statistical snapshot

January 14th, 2016

In October last year the Department for Business and Skills and the Office for National Statistics published two sets of important figures. These provide a handy snapshot of small and medium businesses in the UK right now. The data explores … Continued


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