About Us

The Enterprise Support Alliance is a not for profit business. This means that any money earned by the business has to be reinvested in our work.

The Enterprise Support Alliance is an Enterprise Agency, a member of the National Enterprise Network and has Academy Status from the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE).

Our roots are in the East of England and we are keen to continue to build on the extensive and excellent relationships we have in place. Our ambition is not however restricted to the East of England as we are keen to develop new and exciting relationships with professionals across the UK.

The Alliance is led by Pat Smith who has a long term track record of leadership across the East of England. Pat is supported by 3 fellow shareholding Directors and our team of specialist colleagues.

Pat is best known for his work as Chief Executive of Business Link East. Pat has led organisations providing services in every Local Authority area, and to over 100,000 people a year across the East of England, on issues such as business support, international trade, inward investment and skills development.

Our activities include:

  • Delivery of business support activities to fulfil our ambition
  • Building a collaborative network of like-minded people and organisations who want to get involved in delivery of projects.
  • Bidding, often in partnership with other organisations, for publicly funded tenders to deliver business and enterprise related services.
  • Organising conferences, seminars, and workshops on a range of topics related to stimulating enterprise in all its forms, and to identify and find ways to overcome the issues preventing the growth of established businesses.

The Enterprise Support Alliance is a member of the Deyton Bell Group which also includes Deyton Bell Limited, Deyton Bell Global, and the Regional Economic Alliance.

Our Approach

Collaborate and Coordinate

In order to fulfil our vision of both helping more people to learn about and successfully run an enterprise of their own, and to grow the existing base of businesses, we want and need, to collaborate with like-minded organisations and people. We are therefore seeking collaborative relationships with partners so we can work together to make a material and positive difference to peoples’ lives of all ages, both in the UK and abroad.

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