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Business West


As the largest membership organisation in the South West, we represent and work with 16,000 businesses, providing a range of advice and support services from how to start, develop and grow your business to expanding overseas as well as flexible workspaces and prestigious conference facilities. As the voice of business in our area, affiliated to the British Chambers of Commerce, we ensure that business issues are taken into account when key decisions are made at local, regional and national level so that together we can make a difference to the local economy.

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Enterprise First


Since 1981 Enterprise First has been helping people start their own business and develop their existing enterprises across the South-East of England. We offer independent advice, mentoring, and training, and provide clients with an introduction to numerous networking opportunities. We also manage four enterprise centres providing access to light industrial and office space, all on flexible terms to meet business needs.

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National Enterprise Network


National Enterprise Network is a unique membership body representing those working in the enterprise support sector across England and we believe our members are crucial to England’s economic growth. Our role is to support their work by representing their interests, promoting the results they achieve and connecting them with opportunities for even greater success.  The membership provides support across 100% of England; with in excess of 80,000 clients per year seeking help with starting a business, more than 25,000 going on to do so and those businesses  achieving a one-year survival rate in excess of 80%. Members include not-for-profit organisations which provide independent and impartial advice, training and mentoring to new and emerging businesses. They are enterprise agencies, chambers of commerce, local authorities, further and higher education providers and other specialist enterprise support providers.

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NBV Enterprise Solutions


The award winning NBV Enterprise Solutions Ltd (NBV), part of the Nwes Group, has been supporting enterprise for over 30 years. NBV’s success as a business support organisation has been built on a culture of openness, enterprise and innovation. In recent years NBV has worked with approximately 12,000 individuals annually and has helped to create in excess of 5,000 new businesses per annum across the East Midlands region. Quality assured to ISO, SFEDI and IIP standards, NBV delivers a range of pro-active and highly effective support and skills development programmes and offers innovative and accessible business start-up, mentoring and ongoing support to new start, young and established businesses.

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For over 30 years Nwes has been helping new businesses to start up, thrive and survive across East Anglia. With London Small Business Centre and NBV part of the Nwes Group, support for new and growing businesses also extends across London and the East Midlands. The Group has 25-plus fully-serviced enterprise and innovation centres across the region with a comprehensive offering to help businesses to network and grow within state of the art office spaces. The Group’s charity NwesWow works to create engagement between schools and employers through our ready-for-work initiatives.

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TEDCO Business Support


TEDCO Business Support helps businesses to start up and grow across the North East of England. We have an experienced and diverse team of business advisers offering business advice, access to finance and access to key networks and contacts. Our services include one-to-one support and training. Working from a base in Sunderland, we offer flexible services at a time and venue to suit the individual client across Tyneside, Wearside, Northumberland, Durham and Teesside.

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Enterprise for London


Enterprise for London is a local enterprise organisation, specifically set up to offer consistent support to businesses that are both starting up and growing within Greater London. Enterprise for London is itself supported by partners within Cavendish Enterprise – Nwes, NBV (part of the Nwes Group), and Enterprise First. These three enterprise agencies each have over 30 years of experience in helping and supporting new and growing businesses, and entrepreneurs.

Enterprise for London believes that enterprise changes communities and transforms lives. New businesses are important to the success of the local economy, and are crucial creators of jobs. Services include advice, training, access to finance, and ongoing support to help businesses grow.

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