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 Group Chair Awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

June 13th, 2015

Nominated for her services to entrepreneurs and UK business, SFEDI Group Chair Ruth Lowbridge has been awarded the MBE in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Ruth was put forward by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Ruth is … Continued


“The last few years have been tough for our industry, but I’m positive about the future”

June 4th, 2015

Christine Bewley, MD of Aycliffe Fabrications, was one of three business owners invited to meet with the Cabinet Office recently when they visited the SFEDI and IOEE offices in County Durham. The business has an impressive portfolio, creating one off … Continued


LEPs and Growth Hubs: The survey says…

June 1st, 2015

Last month, the IOEE invited its members to take part in a short survey about Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). There are 39 LEPs across the country. These are local authority / local business partnerships and their remit is to lead … Continued


What is the Enterprise Bill?

May 28th, 2015

In the new parliament one of the first acts to be passed is that of the new Enterprise Bill. It’s main purpose is to serve the interests of small business, whilst also simplifying and clarifying the business environment in this country and focusing … Continued


Cabinet Office Visits SFEDI and the IOEE

May 28th, 2015

Recently the Partnerships Team in the Cabinet Office visited SFEDI, the IOEE and some small businesses that have benefited from mentoring support. The Partnerships Team is a small policy team based in the Cabinet Office in Whitehall which was set up … Continued