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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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… David Bozward

David Bozward is Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the University of Worcester’s Business School, which is an IOEE Centre of Excellence. We shone the spotlight on him this month to find out about his own entrepreneurial past and the work his pioneering department is doing in the field of enterprise education. In 1995 David Bozward […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inaugural IOEE Fellow Summits are great success

For the very first time, the IOEE’s dedicated Fellows have come together at two fantastically productive and inspiring Fellow Summits, which were held in Leeds and London in October. Sometimes we need to meet face-to-face to achieve real progress and really connect with one another. That’s why, last month IOEE Fellows came together at two […]