Fellow (FIOEE)

Recognition as an entrepreneurial thought leader

Fellow status recognises a select group of experienced entrepreneurs and enterprise support professionals who deliver sustained long-term entrepreneurial performance by leading and developing enterprise strategy. As a Fellow you will be committed to promoting and sharing the highest standards, developing others and improving yourself.

To qualify for Fellowship you must fulfil both of the following criteria:

  • Have run a business, been self employed or supported businesses for 5 years or more
  • Hold an enterprise qualification at QCF Level 7, or equivalent, in an enterprise or enterprise support related subject.


  • Have reached senior level in an enterprising organisation and have completed the Enterprising Manager qualification (please contact for details of this route to Fellowship).

Fellows are eligible to use the letters FIOEE after their name and use the IOEE Fellow logo in any publications and stationery.

To maintain membership Fellows will be required to demonstrate their ongoing enterprise skills development by engagement in at least 5 days of enterprise development per year. This can include mentoring others, being mentored, enterprise learning, self study or a qualification. This can be achieved through use of our ‘Campus’ platform.

Monthly Membership Fee


Or pay annually and get 2 months free


No Joining Fee

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Benefits of membership


Start conversations, network and learn from our community of entrepreneurs. Ask questions and get the support you need.

  • Ask questions in our unique Q&A and get answers from other members and our resident experts
  • Join groups to network with likeminded people
  • Discuss the latest topics in enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Find inspiration at our events


Practical and inspiring resources to support your entrepreneurial journey and keep you up to date in the fast changing world of enterprise:

  • Enterprise checklists covering all aspects of running a business
  • Business plan builder
  • Online learning modules
  • Practical webinars
  • Research and policy reports

All accessible across a range of devices.


Our ‘member to member’ online mentoring service is designed to provide you with practical support all levels of your enterprise journey.

The programme is unique in that its focus is on improving enterprise skills. Through the programme, more experienced entrepreneurs and enterprise professionals share their skills and experiences to help others further develop their entrepreneurial skills. Mentoring provides the opportunity for a learning experience for both Mentor and Mentee and elevates knowledge-sharing to a practical level.

Think Enterprise

As a member you’ll receive access to our quarterly publication, Think Enterprise. Our innovative magazine is written by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and includes:

  • Round up of the quarters enterprise news
  • Helpful articles
  • Member stories
  • Tips and guides

All accessible across a range of devices.


As a Fellow you’ll receive a Certificate of Membership to denote your status as a member of the Institute.

Additionally,  all professional grades of membership enable the use of post nominals (letters after your name). For Fellows this means the letters FIOEE can be used.

Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements

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