Enterprising Britain Awards
The Enterprising Britain Awards are part of the Government’s drive to increase entrepreneurial activity in the UK. They are managed by Investment in Young People on behalf of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). This competition will decide who gets the title of "Most Enterprising Place in Britain" along with identifying the UK entries to the European Enterprise Promotion Awards.
The UK continues its success at the European Enterprise Promotion Awards
It was confirmed today that the UK entry from the Liverpool John Moores University in the 2016 European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) competition has been put onto the Judges Shortlist for the awards ceremony that will take place in Bratislava, Slovakia in November this year.
The project, entitled the Enterprise Educators Academe has been shortlisted in the EEPA category for Investing in Entrepreneurial Skills and will learn if they have won their category at the SME Assembly on the 24th November 2016.
Full details on all the shortlisted entrants in the 2016 EEPA competition can be found here.
The Winners of the 2016 Enterprising Britain Awards have now been announced:
Birmingham wins the title of "The Most Enterprising Place in Britain" in this year's competition, announced by Margot James, Small Business Minister on Saturday 24th September.
Birmingham was one of the 4 Category Winners, along with Liverpool John Moores University, the Borough of Broxbourne Council and Kent International Business who won awards for Building Enterprise Skills, Promoting Entrepreneurial Spirit and Supporting Exports, respectively.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is the department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BEIS also protects consumers and reduces the impact of regulation. BIS is a ministerial department, supported by 45 agencies and public bodies.
Enterprising Britain Awards
If you live in an area with a thriving business community looking to grow and become a real force both here and abroad, then you could be living in the most enterprising place in the UK. Communities are being encouraged to come forward and take part in a nationwide competition that will see a town, city or area crowned as the country’s most enterprising place.
Investment in Young People
IiYP is a National Award that recognises the important contribution of employers in supporting a young person aged from 5 to 25 to understand the world of work and help them to gain the all important employability skills required to gain meaningful employment in the future. The IiYP Award is managed by IiYP Ltd who developed it as a follow on to their establishment of Young Chamber which is now being managed and overseen by the British Chambers of Commerce.