Members of the SFEDI Advisory Board (the Lead Body for SFEDI since 1995)
SFEDI is advised and steered by its Enterprise Advisory Board.
Meeting since 1995, the SFEDI Advisory Board comprises all the major UK small business membership and business support organisations. The remit is to research good practice and set standards for those thinking of, preparing for, starting or running their own enterprise and all those that support prospective or existing enterprise owners.
Standards describe the skills and know how needed to succeed. The SFEDI Advisory Board through its work continually drives improvement of the quality of enterprise education, training and support.
SFEDI is also recognised by the qualifications regulators in the UK and is able to submit units (assessment) for enterprise and business support into the qualification framework for use by all approved awarding organisations. The SFEDI Advisory Board oversees this work and in addition invited government policy makers, programme developers and delivery organisations to its meetings so that they can benefit from the guidance of the SFEDI Advisory Board as the UK expert body for business enterprise and business support. The SFEDI Advisory Board also recognises best practice in enterprise development and hosts an annual awards ceremony for those providing enterprise training and support.
|Leigh Sear, Chair|
|George Derbyshire, Vice Chair||National Federation Enterprise Agencies (NFEA)|
|Nigel Hudson, Secretary||Stratagia|
|John McNamara||Alliance of Sector Skills Council|
|Emmanouil Schizas||Association of Chartered Certified Accountants|
|Anne Tipple||British Chamber of Commerce|
|Frea Obrien||Customer First UK Limited|
|Elsa Caleb||ECJ Associates Ltd|
|Terry Owens||Enterprise GB|
||Forum of Private Business (FPB)|
|Matthew Jaffa||Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)|
|Malcolm Trotter||International Association of Book-keepers (IAB)|
|David Woodgate||Institute of Financial Accountants|
|John Castledine||Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)|
|Stephen Pegge||Lloyds Banking Group Commercial|
|Jenny McDowell||Lloyds TSB|
||National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs|
|Peter Holbrook||Social Enterprise Coalition|
|Dean Maragh||The Watershed - Enterprise Consultancy|
|Valerie Stevens||Valerie J Stevens Associates Ltd|
|David Miles||Divadani Ltd|
|Robert Ashton||The Barefoot Entrepreneur
|Catherine Crowfoot||National Enterprise Academy (NEA)|
|Emma Jones||Enterprise Nation|
|Stuart Anderson||Shell Livewire|