About Us

FEO is made up of like-minded local entrepreneurs who collectively turn over £3.5bn each year.

We are an independent Community Interest Company (CIC) based in Hull. Our members employ over 23,000 people and represent successful private sector businesses of all sectors and sizes.

Our goal is to boost the local economy in Hull and East Yorkshire and to create more ambitious entrepreneurs by lifting regional aspirations.

Our modus operandi – Entrepreneurs helping Entrepreneurs to start, adapt and grow businesses.

We intend to do this:

In Schools / Colleges By promoting an enterprise vision to stimulate young people to want to start their own businesses and fulfil their dreams

In supporting those starting up By providing a hand up to those who have their idea and want to get it out of the blocks

In helping small businesses Giving peer support to business owners who find themselves in a lonely place. Helping them navigate their journey to success.

In helping growth businesses Actively providing the building blocks to those with ambitions to grow businesses. Helping them to ‘let go to grow’


 

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We help Start-ups

Do you know that at any one time 1 in 10 of the population are thinking of starting a business? Most of these people are afraid to take the next step.

Programmes

FEOignition is a series of 7 Wednesday evening workshops presented by entrepreneurs and offering free, practical help and guidance to new start-ups and any budding entrepreneurs.

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We help Growing Businesses

Guidance from peers is invaluable. Especially to entrepreneurs who want to grow their business but are unsure of where to start.

Our free toolkits and workshops help businesses put in place clear strategies and growth plans to achieve personal and business goals.

Programmes

FEO360 is the perfect way to learn from successful peers and develop yourself for business success in a positive, can-do atmosphere. All you need to give is time, energy and commitment.

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FEO Step Change for Growth gives established business owners a unique opportunity to go for growth through peer learning.


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We provide digital inspiration on-demand

For those who want their information and inspiration on demand, FEOTV is for you.

FEOTV is our digital resource library, crammed full of inspirational stories and insights into our programmes and events. These include interviews with successful FEO members and the entrepreneurs we’ve helped to start and grow their businesses. Also available on FEO TV is a series of video Toolkits offering step by step guides to critical aspects of running and growing a business.

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We Inspire the Next Generation

When it comes to the future of the economy and private sector business, inspiring the next generation is crucial.

Programmes

The FEO NxGen Masterclass is a free, interactive one-day or half day workshop run in schools and colleges, presented by successful entrepreneurial role models. Find out more here

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We give the Private Sector a Strong Voice

It’s our aim to give the private sector a strong voice, particularly in regards to transport, planning, property, legal, banking, energy and procurement issues.

We can help public and private sector organisations to work together to identify and remove the barriers that can stunt business growth. Contact us for more information