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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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Announcing our Celebrating Enterprise 2016 Award Winners

November 30th, 2016

On Thursday 10 November, SFEDI and IOEE hosted the annual Celebrating Enterprise Awards 2016, bringing together educators, entrepreneurs and other key figures from the UK’s small business, enterprise and skills sector. In the prestigious setting of the House of Lords, … Continued


Dr. Ernesto Sirolli: Celebrating Enterprise International Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2016

November 30th, 2016

The IOEE International Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Ernesto Sirolli at the 2016 Celebrating Enterprise Awards, held at the House of Lords on Thursday 10th November. The recipient travelled from California, where he lives and works, to collect … Continued


Kanya King MBE: Celebrating Enterprise Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2016

November 30th, 2016

This year, the title of Lifetime Achievement Award-winner was bestowed upon someone who has used her fierce enterprising spirit to carve for herself and her community an important place in the world. Kanya King MBE, founder of the MOBO Awards … Continued


Anthony Impey: IOEE Small Business Apprenticemaker of the Year 2016

November 30th, 2016

Anthony Impey established Optimity as an IT and telecoms business in 2003 and for a decade enjoyed solid growth and success. However, in 2013 the direction in which Optimity was moving changed dramatically when a client asked for a high … Continued


Ignition Auto Training: IOEE Enterprising Learning Provider of the Year 2016

November 30th, 2016

At this year’s Celebrating Enterprise Awards, the title of IOEE Enterprising Learning Provider was bestowed upon Ignition Auto Training, a unique social enterprise that equips some of the country’s most marginalised learners with valuable car mechanic skills and renewed self-belief. … Continued