National Enterprise Educator Awards – applications and nominations now OPEN

Written by Sal Edwards

Applications and nominations for the 2024 National Enterprise Educator Awards are now OPEN – with two new categories this year!

We are very grateful to this year’s sponsors – SimVenture, Startium, Enactus and the Neurodiversity & Entrepreneurship Association for their support of the awards.

Information about how to apply, details of the categories and previous winners can be found on the NEEA website here.

The deadline for applications and nominations is 9 June 2024.

Operations and Business Development Manager

Written by Sal Edwards


Job Opportunity at EEUK – Operations and Business Development Manager

Closing date – 9 May 2024

Interviews – 16 May 2024

For further details of how to apply and a full job description please click here.

EEUK Job Vacancy – Operations and Business Development Manager

Written by Sal Edwards


Enterprise Educators UK are looking for an Operations and Business Development Manager.

The Operations and Business Development Manager (OBDM) is a pivotal role within EEUK, responsible for spearheading all aspects of operations and business development. Working collaboratively with the operational team, the Executive, and the Board, the OBDM will be instrumental in driving the growth and success of EEUK.

We are in search of an energetic and ambitious individual who aligns with our mission and can contribute enthusiasm and passion to the role.

Location: Flexible working locations – depending on residential location

Salary: £45,585 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed term 24 months with potential for extension to permanent

Placed On: 12th March 2024

Closes: 19th April 2024

Job Ref: OBDM24

The post includes a generous annual leave allowance, pension and flexible working.

Further details with a full job description and person specification and how to apply are available here.

Impact Fund Applications OPEN

Written by Sal Edwards


Applications for EEUK’s Impact Fund is now open (deadline 19 May 2024).

The key principles of the Impact Fund (formerly the EERPF) are to:

  1. Support the creation and evaluation of enterprise education materials and resources for publication to all EEUK members.
  2. Facilitate exploratory and/or impactful research which adds to our knowledge and understanding of enterprise education and addresses the needs of the enterprise education community.

Members of EEUK are invited to bid for funding each year and a key principle is that projects should aim to be of benefit to the wider EEUK community as well as the member organisation that is awarded funding.

EEUK are looking to award funding to members who demonstrate their understanding and commitment to the principles of the Impact Fund (see terms and conditions).

Applicants are invited to submit single organisation bids of any size up to £7,500. Collaborative bids from no more than three member organisations are permissible and may request up to a maximum of £10,000. Only one bid per organisation can be funded in any award year and the funding will be paid to the lead institution only.

To apply please click here.

UK Startup Awards

Written by Sal Edwards

The UK StartUp Awards have just been launched which will again be celebrating innovative and high-achieving start-ups across the UK.

You are invited to apply for this year’s awards which, as in previous years, will be recognising the best businesses in ten UK nations and regions. However, to celebrate the “best of the best”, all the winners from the regional finals will be brought together for the very first UK StartUp Awards National final to be held in Birmingham at the end of June.

For example, if you win a category in your region, you will be automatically shortlisted for this category at the UK awards and be given the opportunity to be crowned the best in your sector nationally and, of course, to be considered for the UK StartUp of the year.

The closing date is March 8th and we are keen to get as many new businesses that have links with the university to apply. This is an incredible opportunity to showcase your business, network with industry leaders and, of course, to gain recognition for your hard work and success. Click here for further details.

Richard Beresford Fund Open for Applications

Written by Sal Edwards

The Richard Beresford Bursary fund is now open for applications.

Up to £500 is available to support the personal development of enterprise and entrepreneurship educators and practitioners, to positively contribute to their practice and to share the story of their learning experiences with the wider EEUK membership.

Click here for further details and an application form.

The Spring 2024 application window closes on 29 March 2024.

Richard Beresford Bursary Fund – Winter 2023/24

Written by Sal Edwards

Congratulations to those who were awarded Richard Beresford Bursaries in our Winter 2023/24 round.

Many thanks to our assessors at EEUK for their work in selecting the successful applicants .

Applications for the Spring fund will open next month.



Kate Beresford

Written by Dave Bolton - EEUK President

It is with profound sadness that we must report the passing of a cherished member of our EEUK family, the late Kate Beresford. Kate, our former Operations Manager, left an indelible mark on our organisation, and her legacy will forever be etched in our memories.

Kate’s journey with EEUK spanned almost two decades during which she dedicated herself wholeheartedly to the betterment of EEUK and its members. Her contributions as Operations Manager were nothing short of exceptional, showcasing a level of commitment and professionalism that inspired everyone fortunate enough to work alongside her.

Kate’s leadership was characterised by a rare combination of competence, compassion, and integrity. She faced challenges with unwavering determination, always putting the needs of the team and the success of EEUK above all else. Her ability to navigate complex operational landscapes and steer us towards success was truly commendable.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Kate was a warm and compassionate individual who built lasting relationships within our organisation. Her guidance and mentorship extended beyond EEUK where many she touched considered her a true friend. She leaves an enduring impact on those who had the privilege of knowing her. Kate’s legacy is one of not just professional achievement, but also one of kindness, generosity, and genuine care for her colleagues and our members.

As we reflect on the loss of Kate Beresford, let us remember the positive influence she had on EEUK. In this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers go out to Kate’s family and loved ones. As President I hope that they realise the knowledge of Kate’s memory will forever be cherished within the EEUK family.

Please join me in extending our deepest condolences to Kate’s family and in remembering the remarkable person she was.

David Bolton
President EEUK

Kate’s family have asked, in response to our direct requests, that should anyone wish to donate to their chosen charities, Anthony Nolan and Douglas Macmillan Hospice, in memory of Kate, then please click here.

Taxing Times Ahead

Written by Alison Price

1st January 2024 has seen changes in the data that HMRC will collect from online traders, such as eBay, Vinted, Etsy, Folksy etc, so if you have been giving advice to students, graduates, and entrepreneurs, either formally or informally in class, read this!