Posted: Tue 21st Aug 2018
Enterprise Nation has announced a partnership with the UK Science Park Association (UKSPA) in a bid to accelerate the level of core business support available in the UK's growing network of Science 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."
For more information contact Liz Slee on 07540 060112 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Enterprise Nation
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. In 2018, Richard Harpin, the entrepreneur behind global home emergency repair firm Homeserve, invested in the company as part of a drive to create a 'more entrepreneurial Britain.'
For almost thirty five years UKSPA has been supporting the work of its Members to plan, develop and sustain environments for supporting the innovative, high tech, knowledge based businesses that are located on their sites.
Around 140 Science Parks, Innovation Centres and Technology Incubators are in membership of UKSPA. These are home to 4,000 tenant companies employing in excess of 80,000 staff.
More information can be found at www.ukspa.org.uk