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Ready for Business Shows Strength in Numbers!

posted 24 Oct 2014, 05:51 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 24 Oct 2014, 06:46 ]

There really is strength in numbers – as RiDO can confirm as a member of the National Enterprise Network (NEN). 


RiDO joined the NEN in 2013, as a way of ensuring the continued delivery of business start-up training and support in Rotherham, under the NEN’s ‘Ready for Business’ programme.

Below is a summary of the success that the NEN programme has achieved in 2013/14:

  • 128,282 clients across England accessed independent enterprise support, advice and training services from the NEN membership
  • 80,618 of these were individuals looking to start a business – which equates to a 58% increase compared to the previous year
  • 47,664 established small businesses were also supported during this period
  • NEN members helped 26,148 starts - an 80% increase on the previous year
  • NEN members had a part in creating 29,227 new jobs
  • 83% of business previously created survived their first year of trading thanks to NEN member input
  • 45% of clients seen across the country were female and 22% from an ethnic background
  • 97% of the English population is able to access services from the NEN network of organisations
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