GEW Compass Partners

Find your direction with the GEW Compass 

Entrepreneurship is a journey. Entrepreneurs and business owners need specific guidance to start off and continue in the right direction. When so much support is available, it can be deceptively easy to get lost in the UK ecosystem.

In 2015 we asked how we could make GEW better and you told us about specific stages of  your journey where support is needed. We call these Compass points - in tribute to the famous GEW Compass logo

This year our whole campaign and is geared towards helping you navigate YOUR personal entrepreneurship journey.

We’ve partnered with some of the UK’s leading entrepreneurship and enterprise organisations to create a curated programme covering key areas where the UK’s entrepreneurs are looking for tailored and focussed support. From intellectual property rights to how to establish a social enterprise or access startup finance - we have identified an expert partner to help you on your journey.

In 2016 we designed our campaign from the ground up with a focus on delivering  practical support and outcomes. We want to make sure that we help participants discover and reach the year round resources, in their area, region or business sector.

GEW 2016 Compass Partners 


  Enterprise Nation:

Since launching in 2005, Enterprise Nation have helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Enterprise Nation continues to be the most active UK small business community and a leading campaigning voice for small business.

  Startup Direct:

Startup Direct is a delivery partner of the Government's Start Up Loans Scheme with offices in London, Birmingham and Liverpool. They are passionate about the power of mentoring to help entrepreneurs succeed. They are a member of YBI and were co-hosts in 2015

  British Library Business & IP Centre

The  British Library Business & IP Centre supports small business owners and entrepreneurs to stat and grow businesses. The Centre in London sits at the centre of six Network Business & IP Centres across the county, working six days a week to help UK entrepreneurs get started.


UnLtd is the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK and offers the largest such network in the world. They are a member of YBI and were co-hosts in 2015

  Peter Jones Foundation:

Founded in 2005 the Foundation aims to help them young people reach their potential through a range of pioneering educational activities and initiatives which champion and celebrate entrepreneurship.


NACUE is the leading membership organisation for engaging students in enterprise, set up by students for students.

  The National Enterprise Challenge:

TNEC is the UK's largest enterprise competition promoting enterprise and employability skills in secondary schools.


Keep your eyes peeled as we are adding new Compass Partners all the time in the run up to #GEW2016. Get in touch to talk about partnering with GEW via the Contact page