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: 20 years at the Heart of Enterprise

May 17th, 2016

We’re extremely proud to announce that this month SFEDI (the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative) marks its twentieth year championing the enterprise learning and skills agenda on behalf of small businesses. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, in addition to holding … Continued


IOEE Enterprise Academy with Enterprising Ideas

May 17th, 2016

Simply Do Ideas is a trailblazing new online platform which provides young people who have enterprising ideas with the tools they need to shape them into viable business plans. In the past month, the organisation has achieved IOEE Enterprise Academy … Continued


Regional enterprise expertise, Captured

May 17th, 2016

This year, as part of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills’ Futures Programme, Newcastle University Business School and SFEDI have joined forces on a project called Captured. This innovative pilot programme is designed to support the development of micro … Continued


Government supports local businesses through Growth Hub Week

May 17th, 2016

This week is Growth Hub Week! From 16th – 20th May 2016, individuals and enterprises across England will celebrate the completion of the growth hub network. This landmark means there’s now a live hub in each of the 39 LEP … Continued


Are we getting the full story on female entrepreneurship?

May 17th, 2016

A few weeks ago, the Federation of Small Business (FSB) published a report entitled ‘Women in Business: The Untapped Potential’. Although the report has been widely welcomed by the enterprise community, some voices of dissent have said that while the … Continued