NEEA – National Enterprise Educator Awards

The 2019 National Enterprise Educators Awards

The 2019 Winners announced.

The National Enterprise Educator Awards, organised by Enterprise Educators UK, recognise excellence within enterprise and entrepreneurship education in UK higher and further education. The aim is to reward and celebrate those who have demonstrated an exceptional and inspirational commitment to supporting student and graduate entrepreneurship. Applicants have the opportunity to win £1000 funding! The 2019 winners were announced as part of the International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (IEEC) Gala Dinner on the 5th  September 2019 in Oxford.


  • Enterprise catalyst – an individual enterprise or entrepreneurship educator or practitioner who is driving transformational change inside or outside the curriculum.
  • HE Team Enterprise – a team of HE staff delivering exceptional enterprise or entrepreneurship education inside or outside the curriculum.

More about the categories

What is an “Enterprise catalyst”? This award is designed to recognise an exceptional individual working inside or outside the curriculum in higher or further education. The judges are particularly keen to recognise individuals working at the ‘grass roots’ level to influence transformational change in their organisation’s development and delivery of enterprise and entrepreneurship education and support. The entrant must be employed by a UK higher or further education institution. An Enterprise Catalyst will be nominated by a colleague or a senior manager.

What is a “Team Enterprise”?  The Higher Education team must comprise two or more individuals who work together (or have worked together in the last 12 months) on a distinct enterprise or entrepreneurship initiative or project. The lead applicant must be employed by a UK university. The team may work within the curriculum, outside the curriculum or both. The judges will be looking for exceptional teams delivering exceptional initiatives or projects. Those initiatives / projects should support individuals to develop the capabilities they need for an entrepreneurial future. Teams will usually self-nominate.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions for more information related to eligibility.