HR Fred Heritage · 15 November 2017
Research centres combine to create a powerhouse for entrepreneurial training
The Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) and the New Entrepreneurs Foundation (NEF) have joined forces to create a new entrepreneurial powerhouse, tackling issues which hold back the wider take up of entrepreneurship across Britain. The aim of the newly created not-for-profit will be to develop entrepreneurial skills, deliver research projects, and commission campaigns and development programmes to increase levels of UK entrepreneurship. The combined entity will look to train the next UK generation of entrepreneurial talent, and encourage aspiring startup founders to realise their potential. Through its research, it will identify gaps in current entrepreneurial training provisions, and bring together bodies to implement ways to address these gaps. Creation of the new combined entity has been funded by LetterOne the international arm of Alfa Group one of Russia’s largest investment firms. The group’s founder, Mikhail Fridman, will donate nearly 1m over a three-year period to help get the new organisation up and running.
ABOUT THE EXPERTFred Heritage
Fred Heritage was previously deputy editor at Business Advice. He has a BA in politics and international relations from the University of Kent and an MA in international conflict from Kings College London.