A patently great idea

Simon Krystman, who has recently become an IOEE member, is the man behind IdeasPatch, an innovative route to funding the filing of patents for talented inventors, who often find themselves in a catch-22 situation of no-patent, no investment. We chatted to him about his unique business model and his own route to entrepreneurship. Despite graduating […]

IOEE Academy status for ambitious social enterprise!

Sam Everard is the woman behind the Samee Project, a unique, Bournemouth-based social enterprise that secured its IOEE Academy status in February. The Samee Projects helps individuals from disenfranchised backgrounds on the road to self-employment or employment. We chatted to Sam about her own journey, which has taken her from wedding industry entrepreneur to successful […]

IOEE Academy provides great enterprise Solutions

Husband and wife team Lennox and Georgina Thomas run GGT Solutions, a London-based IOEE Academy that specialises in enterprise training and consultancy. We interviewed Lennox about the business, its services and why becoming an IOEE Academy was a significant step. Lennox Thomas’ professional background lies in the recruitment sector and before setting out with GGT […]

Spotlight On… Anna Howard

London South Bank University (LSBU) is an IOEE Centre of Excellence, and their staff and students are doing exceptional work in the field of enterprise in education. We’re running a series of case studies to let you know about LSBU’s projects and people, and this month we met Anna Howard, LSBU’s Associate Professor of Enterprise […]

A jewel of a start-up

Danielle Sexton, 26, runs Aurora Creations, a wedding planning and crystal bouquet business servicing the North West of England. She began her journey to business success at the Wedding Planners Guild, an IOEE Academy that gave her both business knowhow and industry insights. Since starting her career as a florist’s apprentice aged just 18, Danielle […]

Spotlight On… Paul Boross

Paul Boross is also known as The Pitch Doctor; a company he founded to help corporate companies win business through ‘the art and science of persuasion’. He has worked with major organisations such as the BBC, Google, The Financial Times and MTV, and has released several books on motivational psychology. This month we met Paul […]

Spotlight On… Paul French

Paul French is an Executive Producer at Southpoint Films and a business mentor for local universities and the New Enterprise Allowance Scheme, as well as an IOEE Fellow. This month we shone the spotlight on him to find out how his mentoring career saw him transition into film production, and how forward-thinking is the key […]

Star start-up enjoys mentoring support

North Star Payroll, which has been up and running for around 18 months, is a Leeds-based start-up run by entrepreneur Liz McCarthy. On her journey to entrepreneurial success Liz enlisted the support of IOEE business mentor Dave Moore. We caught up with Liz to find out how the mentoring process worked for her. During the […]

IOEE Honorary Fellows brew up success

James Watt and Martin Dickie are the founders of Scottish craft beer megabrand BrewDog. In one short decade, the pair have taken BrewDog from a shared passion for good beer to an international enterprise success story. The business now has a staggering 55,000 shareholders, and has orchestrated the largest equity crowdfunding scheme ever, worldwide. It […]

Spotlight On … Peter Oboko

The IOEE’s close links with IOEE Centre of Excellence London South Bank University (LSBU) continue to grow and strengthen. To showcase the sterling work being done there in the field of enterprise in education, by students and staff alike, we’re running a series of case studies letting you know about various LSBU projects and people. […]