As they embark on their fifth year of operations, the New Entrepreneurs Foundation took the opportunity to celebrate their achievements, in what was their biggest event to date, with so many of the NEF Family including sponsors, mentors, coaches, host companies, learning providers and, of course, our NEF Cohort and Alumni. Guest star of the reception at Mansion House was the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, Alderman Alan Yarrow.
The Lord Mayor spoke about the work the City of London Corporation is doing to support and encourage SMEs within the city and in neighbouring boroughs and emphasised “SMEs are a major strand in the UK’s jobs and growth agenda. They are job creators – nearly 60% of jobs in the UK private sector – and are responsible for nearly half of private sector turnover. The products and services they provide are the foundation for tomorrow’s industries. That will create hundreds of thousands of jobs.”
Moreover, he Lord Mayor announced that the City of London Corporation will continue to support the New Entrepreneurs Foundation for a further 3 years.
So, happy birthday and congratulations NEF!