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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Meet a Mentor – How are we doing?

February 27th, 2015

Meet a Mentor is in the midst of running a series of events for female entrepreneurs so we thought we’d give you an idea of how people have found it so far. Don’t forget we still have places left for our … Continued


Public sector contracts open to more SMEs than ever before

February 27th, 2015

This month, new legislation comes into effect resulting in one of the biggest ever changes to the way the public sector buys goods and services, and opening up the public sector’s spend to more SMEs than ever before. The major reforms have … Continued


Right time, right place

February 27th, 2015

Some business mentoring relationships develop organically. A spark is ignited, common ground forged and the two parties each recognise the potential for a productive, rewarding and lasting exchange. This was the case with Tracy Richardson and her mentee Lisa Ridley, … Continued


Meet a Mentor Cardiff Gallery

February 26th, 2015

A selection of photos from our most recent Meet a Mentor event which took place in Cardiff.


Lord Young Publishes Report On Small Businesses

February 11th, 2015

This week the Prime Minister’s Enterprise Advisor Lord Young, published a report on the changing face of business over the past 5 years. Read the report here. The report shows that small businesses are entering a ‘golden age’, with a record … Continued