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Since 1981 Enterprise First has been helping people start their own business and develop their existing enterprises across the South-East of England.

We offer independent advice, mentoring, and training, and provide clients with an introduction to numerous networking opportunities. We also manage four enterprise centres providing access to light industrial and office space — all on flexible terms to meet business needs.


The award winning NBV Enterprise Solutions Ltd (NBV) has been supporting enterprise for over 30 years.

NBV’s success as a business support organisation has been built on a culture of openness, enterprise and innovation.

In recent years NBV has worked with approximately 12,000 individuals annually and has helped to create in excess of 5,000 new businesses per annum across the East Midlands region.

Quality assured to ISO, SFEDI and IIP standards, NBV delivers a range of pro-active, highly effective support and skills development programmes. We take an innovative, accessible approach to business start-up advice, with mentoring and ongoing support for young and established businesses alike.


For over 30 years Nwes has been helping new businesses to start up, survive and thrive across East Anglia.

Enterprise agency Nwes specialises in helping people turn their business idea into a reality by offering impartial, professional advice, access to personal skills and business training courses.

Established in 1982, Nwes is the UK’s largest not-for-profit Enterprise Agency. They work in partnership with businesses to provide total business support, boost self-employment and encourage entrepreneurial skills throughout the East of England.


Cavendish Enterprise

Cavendish Enterprise is a group made up of six of the largest enterprise agencies across England, together with the National Enterprise Network.

Their members are amongst the most prominent not-for-profit enterprise agencies in the country, each with over 30 years’ experience of delivering high quality advice and training to help local people start and grow their businesses.

National Enterprise Network

Enterprise for London are proud to be members of the National Enterprise Network

National Enterprise Network is a unique membership body representing the enterprise support sector across England.

We believe our members are crucial to England's economic growth and our role is to support their work. We represent their interests, promote the results they achieve and connect them with opportunities for even greater success.