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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“It is a very steep learning curve, so we take all the business support we can get” – Vicki Gardner shares her start up story.

May 26th, 2015

In late March, ambitious new businesswoman Vicki Gardner came along to Meet a Mentor at Exeter Castle. Afterwards, we caught up with her to find out about both her business and the event. After 20 years of working as a … Continued


How well do you know your LEP? Let us know in this IOEE member survey

April 30th, 2015

In recent months, the IOEE and SFEDI Group team has been working more closely with many of the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). Ruth Lowbridge, Executive Chair of SFEDI, spoke at the LEP conference last month and Leigh Sear from SFEDI Solutions has … Continued


SFEDI and IOEE’s Executive Chair joins board of Trustees for PRIME Cymru

April 29th, 2015

This month, Ruth Lowbridge, Executive Chair of SFEDI and the IOEE, has joined the board of Trustees for PRIME Cymru, The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise in Wales and the only wholly Wales based charity that is a member of HRH The … Continued


Nichola English Shares Her Journey To Becoming The Wardrobe Provocateur

April 29th, 2015

Nichola English is the Wardrobe Provocateur. Newcastle-based Nichola’s unique business combines style insights, sartorial advice and one-to-one life coaching. Now 43, over the years the fashion expert has overcome more than her fair share of adversity including life-threatening health issues … Continued


Mentor helps Olly take his first steps running a farm

April 29th, 2015

Olly Walker has had an unconventional route into farming. Now, he is benefiting from the support of an experienced mentor as he takes his first steps running his own farm. The 34-year-old has taken over Essebeare Farm near Witheridge in … Continued