Posted: Thu 15th Sep 2016
Enterprise Nation has appointed a director of growth to help manage the sharpest upwards trajectory in our 10 year history.
Richard Fifield, who has a decade of experience in helping firms to cross key barriers towards scale, has joined the company's expanding team as we rolls out a programme of nationwide small business support.
Enterprise Nation, which runs events attended by thousands of start-ups and small firms, is set to push towards the 100,000-member mark over the next two to three years with Richard's help.
Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation said: "We are on an upwards trajectory. We have built a platform that is capable of delivering affordable online business support and pay-as-you-go advice. We have added to that a great line-up of regional business support events and low entry, accessible trade missions.
"It's our unshakable ambition to be the best and most efficient enterprise support provider in the nation, bringing growth to the masses - and we've had a great start to the year.
"There's no-one better placed than Richard to work with Enterprise Nation to support our ambitious growth plan."
As an expanding network, we have agreed deals to extend our pioneering online membership support to fledgling firms up and down the country, via local authorities, entrepreneurial universities, corporate sponsorship and ambitious small B2B firms.
Richard Fifield said: "The small business sector is vibrant and progressive and represents the backbone of the UK economy. Enterprise Nation is well placed to become the first port of call for small businesses looking for support to start and grow.
"With significant value offered to members, on flexible terms,"¯our task now is to ensure membership is made available to as many small businesses as possible."
Business membership includes online support, expert webinars, masterclasses, access to qualified business advisers and discounts on a range of business essentials.
A more recent addition to the benefits package has been exclusive member missions to top brands including Boots, Sainsbury's and Microsoft, offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch direct to buyers.
Enterprise Nation delivered more than Â£45m worth of subsidised support to the existing 70,000-strong membership.