NEEA – National Enterprise Educator Awards

The 2016 National Enterprise Educators Awards

The 2016 Winners have been announced. Click here for details.

The National Enterprise Educator Awards 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 winners will be announced as part of the International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (IEEC) Gala Dinner on the 8th September at Liverpool Cathedral.


  • 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.
  • FE Team Enterprise – a team of FE 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”? There are two awards – one for those working in higher education and one for those in further education. The 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 or further education college. 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.