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!