Business Clinics for UK businesses

Last year we spoke to Nigel Heald about his enterprise support business, Build a UK Business. This year we’re catching up with his business partner Matthew Clayton to talk about Business Clinics – an exciting new initiative the team has recently launched. Since the IOEE last checked in with Build a UK Business around a […]

If it makes you happy!

Richard and Clare Talbot-Jones, who run Talbot Jones Risk Solutions, are based in Felling, Gateshead. In this, the first blog of 2017, Clare explains why moving from employment to self-employment has seen the couple’s happiness rocket! For years, my husband would often wrap his arms around my sagging shoulders at the end of my long […]

Spotlight On … Karen Waite

The IOEE’s member base is incredibly diverse, with people from all walks of life signed-up to enjoy the privilege, services and benefits associated with it. To let you know just how broad a spectrum of people we work with, we’ve created Spotlight On… which, every month introduces you to an IOEE member with an interesting […]

Enterprising success for Robert Lundgren Jones

Robert Lundgren Jones is a second year student at Northumbria University in Newcastle. In November he attended the IOEE’s Celebrating Enterprise Awards in the House of Lords as a nominee in the category of Enterprising Learner of the Year. Although the ambitious student didn’t win the title this year, he’s certainly enjoying impressive success as […]

Spotlight On… an enterprising learner

Each month we will be showcasing case studies on enterprise in education. This month we spoke to third year undergraduate, Rodrigo de Carvalho, who is studying product design at London South Bank University while he establishes a social enterprise dedicated to helping protect children at risk of abduction. Rodrigo de Carvalho, 33-year-old Brazilian student moved […]

Students make a drama of enterprise learning

IOEE Centre of Excellence London South Bank University (LSBU) is a leading light when it comes to pioneering initiatives that inspire and enable entrepreneurial endeavour across all disciplines. We caught up with three LSBU drama students who are complementing every performance with a side-serving of business thinking. Forward-thinking colleges and universities are increasingly acknowledging that […]

Dance studio owner knows the steps to success

Katie Geddes is a trained dancer who, in 2009, combined her professional skills with an entrepreneurial spirit and set up The Dance Studio Leeds (DSL). Classing the business as ‘beyond start-up but still in growth phase’, Katie went along to Meet a Mentor late last year. She chatted to us about the outcome and told […]

Spotlight on… Julie Kouamo

The IOEE’s member base is incredibly diverse, with people from all walks of life signed-up to enjoy the privilege, services and benefits associated with it. To let you know just how broad a spectrum of people we work with and what membership represents to them as individuals, we’ve created Spotlight on… which, every month, introduces […]

IOEE Enterprise Academy with Enterprising Ideas

Simply Do Ideas is a trailblazing new online platform which provides young people who have enterprising ideas with the tools they need to shape them into viable business plans. In the past month, the organisation has achieved IOEE Enterprise Academy status. We caught up with Chief Executive Officer Lee Sharma, who told us more about […]