Malaysia’s father of creativity and innovation receives International Lifetime Achievement Award

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr Lim Kok Wing, has been recognised for his international contribution to business and enterprise by winning the International Lifetime Achievement Award at the IOEE and SFEDI Celebrating Enterprise event at the House of Lords on 23rd October 2014. The annual awards bring together key figures to celebrate the very best in […]

Jason Holt wins award for championing Apprenticeships

Jason Holt has been recognised for his passion and commitment to supporting the nation’s small businesses by winning the inaugural Enterprise Policy Influencer Award at the IOEE and SFEDI Celebrating Enterprise Event. Jason Holt is CEO of the Holts Group of companies, which employs 100 staff. Jason has championed Apprenticeships for many years, having set […]

From redundancy to self employment to award winner

Paul Dolman, a self employed plumber, has won a national award recognising his enterprise skills. His win was announced at a prestigious event at the House of Lords on Thursday, 23rd October. Paul was nominated for the Enterprising Learning award by TCHC. The award recognises those individuals that have demonstrated commitment and excellence when studying enterprise skills and […]

Celebrated business owner wins Lifetime Achievement Award

JOHN TIMPSON CBE, has been recognised for his contribution to business and enterprise skills by winning the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI) and Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) Celebrating Enterprise event at the House of Lords. John has a reputation for being a paternalistic employer and, since regaining […]

The IOEE brings together the enterprise sector for House of Lords celebration

Key figures from the small business, enterprise and skills sector in the UK gathered at the House of Lords this week to celebrate the very best in enterprise learning and skills. The awards, hosted by the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) and the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI), brought together representatives from small businesses, further and higher educational […]

Cycling Buddies Turn Business Owners With Exciting New Venture

Matt Clay and Taylor Reece share more than a solid 20-year friendship. Both are passionate about building single speed ‘fixie’ bikes. This year they decided to turn their considerable knowledge of single speed bikes, bike parts and accessories into a reputable retail business, The B Store in Birmingham. We spoke to Matt about their friendship, the business and the support the pair received […]

Keeping it in the family

Family businesses are flourishing in the UK. Research conducted by the Institute for Family Business* reveals some interesting statistics about just how important family businesses are to the economy, to employment, to our regions and to some of our most significant industries.  Take a look at our top ten facts on the vital contribution made […]