Enterprise Nation’s UKSPA Partnership
Enterprise Nation has agreed a partnership with the UK Science Park Association to help accelerate the level of core business support available in the UK’s growing network of Science and Innovation Parks.
While there is already a detailed focus on incubating innovation for high growth, knowledge-based firms, there is an appetite to offer ‘plugged in’ business support for companies grappling with the fundamental business groundwork including marketing and export.
The partnership will see Enterprise Nation offer business support as well as driving footfall into UKSPA member locations, via delivery of events & collaborative campaigns.
Jim Duvall, UKSPA executive director, said: “We are in the business of supporting the right environments for the creation and growth of technology and knowledge-based businesses across the UK. As part of that we also recognise that along with a focus on research and development comes the need to grow and sustain a solid business over time.
“Enterprise Nation’s ability to ‘plug in’ a high level of business advice and support offers another great advantage for our Science Park, Innovation and Incubator members.”
Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, said: “This is an excellent opportunity to deliver our vision of accessible advice for all UK businesses. This partnership opportunity has come at an important moment in time - a time when entrepreneurs are looking for a way to grow their business - and a supportive online and offline community that can help along the way. Today’s businesses need easy access to advisers, investors, networking and like-minded individuals looking to collaborate if they are serious about taking their firm to the next level.”
Enterprise Nation is a small business network and business support provider. Its aim is to help people turn their good ideas into great businesses – through expert advice, events, acceleration, diagnostics and networking.
Enterprise Nation was founded in 2005 by Emma Jones MBE , also co-founder of national enterprise campaign StartUp Britain. She is author of best-selling business books including Spare Room Startup, Working 5 to 9, Go Global, Start a Business for £99 and the StartUp Kit, Going for Growth. In 2016 she was announced as the Government’s Trade Ambassador. In 2017 the Institute of Charted Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW) announced it was to collaborate with Enterprise Nation to start building a world-leading adviser platform.
Photo shows Emma Jones speaking at the 2017 UKSPA Annual Conference