Blue Patch Business Awards 2017 – Celebrating all things local, global, sustainable and ethical.

The annual Blue Patch Awards, now in it’s second year, invited SME’s and fledgling businesses from across the British Isles to come forward and nominate themselves for one or more of the business award categories. The 2017 Awards were presented at London Design Fair on 21 September in Old Truman Brewery, during London Design Week. The award Finalists and […]

Spotlight On… Alysia Silberg

South-African born Alysia Silberg is one of the IOEE’s newest Fellows, and her passion, energy and entrepreneurial spirit is boundless. Describing herself as ‘an entrepreneur out of desperation, rather than inspiration’, Alysia has always been ambitious about making a strong positive impact in the working world since she was a child, and her determination has […]

Enterprisingly Me x

‘Enterprisingly Me’ is a monthly feature where you can follow my entrepreneurial adventures. Names have been changed to protect the innocent but everything you read really happened. I hope my story inspires you to take your first steps, or if you already have, then it lets you know you’re not on your own. Starting and […]

Spotlight On… Gurpreet Jagpal

Gurpreet Jagpal is the Director of Research, Enterprise and Innovation at London South Bank University (LSBU) and the CEO of South Bank University Enterprises Ltd. Gurpreet is also an Academic Member of the IOEE, and LSBU’s learning approach was awarded a Highly Commended status at 2016’s IOEE Celebrate Enterprise Awards. This month we chatted to […]

IOEE Guest Blog by Paul Freeman

This month I want to follow my last article by telling you a bit more about how my own journey has continued to develop, and start to explain some of my methods in a bit more detail. It’s a journey which has literally enabled me to escape the traditional 9 to 5, and become a […]

Saint-Gobain launches Entrepreneurship Foundation 2017

Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland, the leader in the construction materials market, launches the third edition of its Entrepreneurship Foundation, in partnership with the IOEE, CITB and Supply Chain Sustainability School. The Entrepreneurship Foundation 2017 has been designed in partnership with IOEE and CITB specifically for small businesses, developing vital skills such as marketing, leadership and […]

Supporting Local Businesses in the Marches

Marches Growth Hub is a single point of access for businesses in the Hereford, Shrewsbury and Telford regions, offering financial support and advice to help local businesses achieve great things. We met its Chairman, Paul Hinkins, to talk about how helping SMEs in the early stages of start-up is helping economic growth, forming a sense of […]