19th May 2014
The Enterprise Foundation is a registered charity with years of experience in running large non-profit and charitable initiatives that support individuals, national and local governments. Today our focus is on assisting social enterprise, charities and new business start-ups by striving to provide the appropriate mentoring, support and training to assist people launch or develop their businesses by arranging low cost business accommodation within a vibrant entrepreneurial and learning environment in one of our Enterprise Centres. We offer beneficiaries affordable and flexible office accommodation, on-going mentoring, advice and support, training programmes and equipment, enterprise grants to eligible start ups and access to additional business support services.
We helped may individuals and organisations to get a start into self employment or to expand their existing enterprises within our national network of centres. Some feedback we have received includes: "The Enterprise Foundation were instrumental in helping us to secure funding for our company, recruiting new talent to join our organisation and forging relationships with key partners. We benefited from mentoring, advice, support networks and of course having our own physical office space made a big difference to our company – we can now recruit new staff, offer internships and be taken seriously by investors” and “The help and support that I have had from The Enterprise Foundation has been second to none; I now have the confidence and assurance that is essential for us to grow”.
Our vision is to assist and support individuals and organisations across not only social enterprise, charities, those facing greater challenges in life but also the wider community. We will continue to locate our centre’s in the areas of most need and continue to encourage ethical business practises amongst all our beneficiaries; including utilising ethical and Corporate Social Responsibility principles within a business context, respecting staff, suppliers and customers, paying taxes when due, paying workers a fair wage, and allocating some generated profits to benefit their community. But our over reaching vision remains to assist as may people as possible who simply have a great business idea but just need help in order to become a success!