SFEDI Directory Supporters
Why not join the growing list of organisations that support the work of the SFEDI Directory by signing our Statement of Support
Business and enterprise support organisations have the opportunity to support the SFEDI Directory and its work in the promotion of the need for the accreditation and verification of the knowledge and skills of business and enterprise support professionals.
Make sure to include a high resolution logo and a quote about why your organisation supports the need for the SFEDI Directory and a national register of accredited and experienced business and enterprise support professionals.
Hosted by the council, the enterprise agency offers a range of business support services including, pre-start one to one advice, mentoring, growing your business events and networking opportunities. Services are free to East Riding residents and businesses. Please call or visit the website for further details.
Adrian Shaw, the Business Services Manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council Business Services, said,
'With the plethora of advice available to entrepreneurs, it's easy to see why the basics aren't always effectively explored and why enthusiastic entrepreneurs still seem to fall foul of the pot holes littering the road to self employment.
The needs for professional support has never been more essential in helping to direct entrepreneurs' enthusiasm and turn it into success by creating profitable new businesses.
SFEDI ensures that their qualified professionals are equipped to lay great foundations with the budding entrepreneurs that they help, to reach that successful outcome, more quickly.'
Lloyds Banking Group is dedicated to helping British businesses prosper, and we recognise how the hard work, determination and focus of our country’s SMEs forms the cornerstone of the UK’s economic recovery. Our commitment to backing Britain’s small businesses goes beyond simply providing them with banking services such as lending and bank accounts. We support their ambitions by sharing business guidance and insight – with enterprise mentoring a key initiative in our approach; www.lloydsbank.com/mentoring
Jackie Jenks, Senior Manager Enterprise Mentoring at Lloyds Banking Group, said,
'The tangible benefits that mentoring delivers to support SMEs achieve their own goals is something that we are immensely proud of. Mentoring has a proven impact on helping to increase confidence and competence which are the foundations for business success, and having the SFEDI Directory will provide a great network of accredited business and enterprise support professionals who are able to provide that support.'
The New Anglia Growth Hub offers free and impartial support for growing businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk. Through face-to-face meetings with experienced and knowledgeable business growth advisers, business owners can unlock a wealth of local and national support.
All sectors and all business types covered, including pre-start and existing companies. Access a wide range of support including grants, finance, exporting, manufacturing advice, digital support, training, coaching and much more. Call 0300 333 6536 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Turnbull, a Business Growth Adviser at New Anglia Growth Hub and someone who used the SFEDI Directory in its original form, said,
‘Having used it previously, it is great to see the SFEDI Directory in its new incarnation. It provides a great single point of contact to search for nationally accredited business and enterprise support professionals who have had their credentials verified, which will help to drive up both quality and confidence in the support services provided.’