2017

Improving the business environment - Winner - Enterprising Hull

Improving the business environment - Winner - Enterprising Hull

Thu 21 September 2017

There are many catalysts which have provided Hull with the impetus to begin a new era of regeneration. In 2013 Hull was named as the UK City of Culture 2017 – placing it on a national and international ‘stage’. A bold and unflinching decision was taken by the City Council and partners to capitalise on this unprecedented window of opportunity – to invest heavily in the infrastructure and physical environment of the city, to put into train capital projects which would energise the economy and allow it to grasp the attention of those who would be looking anew at the city during this period.

Promoting entrepreneurial spirit - Winner - North Tyneside Council

Promoting entrepreneurial spirit - Winner - North Tyneside Council

Thu 21 September 2017

Made in North Tyneside delivers innovative support services for pre-start and new businesses, changing lives through enterprise and job creation. Made in North Tyneside was established in 2012 as a service designed to engage with local residents, particularly in the deprived areas of North Tyneside, and encourage them to explore enterprise and self employment as a viable career option.

Building enterprise skills - Winner - Hatch Enterprise Incubator

Building enterprise skills - Winner - Hatch Enterprise Incubator

Thu 21 September 2017

Hatch Incubator, is a dedicated Enterprise Programme supporting young adults (18 - 30) and social entrepreneurs (any age) to start their own business or social enterprise. The model builds on successful incubators such as Microsoft Ventures, Techstars and Seedcamp. The notable difference is that Hatch does not invest into the start-ups by taking an equity stake in these early stage ventures, but provides everything else that makes a holistic support ecosystem for young businesses.

Support for exporting - Winner - Business West

Support for exporting - Winner - Business West

Thu 21 September 2017

The International Trade Centre at Business West has transformed international trade services, combining regional, national and international expertise, funding and resources. It aligns its Chamber of Commerce objectives with UK and Pan European policy, combining private sector expertise from third party providers and the Banking Sector to benefit businesses and boost export sales in the South West of England. It has helped to create 3,800 jobs and £430m worth of exports to date.

World Class Worcestershire - a Place to Do Business! - Promoting entrepreneurial spirit (Highly Commended)

World Class Worcestershire - a Place to Do Business! - Promoting entrepreneurial spirit (Highly Commended)

Thu 21 September 2017

The World Class Worcestershire Partnership is led by the LEP and Worcestershire County Council (WCC) and is supported by all 6 districts, the Chamber of Commerce, Worcester University and the Growth Hub (WBC) as well as many private enterprise's such as QinetiQ and the CEC Company. All partners within this collaboration have played their part in the economic success and growth of the County.

London South Bank University - Building enterprise skills (Highly Commended)

London South Bank University - Building enterprise skills (Highly Commended)

Thu 21 September 2017

The Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation was opened by London South Bank University (LSBU) in 2013. The Centre is housed in 17 grade 2 listed Georgian terrace houses and the former Duke of Clarence public house which first opened in the 1820s. Before the Centre opened, these buildings were in a state of disrepair and created a visible barrier between the University and local community.

Business Durham - Improving the business environment (Highly Commended)

Business Durham - Improving the business environment (Highly Commended)

Thu 21 September 2017

Durham County Council (DCC) set up a new and bespoke service Business Durham (BD). BD, while still part of the council, operates under an independent brand and identity. Its aim is to create an environment that attracts and supports businesses to create wealth and jobs in County Durham, while becoming increasingly financially self-sufficient from profitably letting commercial property.