Our mission is to build an active community of young entrepreneurs with the skills, knowledge and vision to start, build and lead businesses. We do this by running a change-making programme that combines real-life business experience in fast growing SMEs with intensive training, business mentoring and coaching.
We connect businesses and entrepreneurial talent through our work placement scheme, events programme and alumni network and develop awareness and interest in entrepreneurship among schools through our outreach programme. Each year we select around 50 young, aspiring entrepreneurs to take part in our 12-month programme.
The New Entrepreneurs Foundation (NEF) was co-founded by Oliver Pawle, Lord Davies of Abersoch CBE, Sir Nigel Rudd DL and Dee Stirling in December 2010. The NEF was established to create a new generation of outstanding entrepreneurs who will build market-leading businesses and play a key role in driving Britain's future prosperity.