Enterprise England
Beneficiaries and Benefits Survey

Enterprise England is a company limited by guarantee with charitable objects, which is operated in an enterprise centre at: 2nd Floor at Maidstone House, Maidstone, Kent. Currently, Enterprise England is in the process of applying for registration as a charity with the Charity Commission.

To discover our social outcomes we carried out a ‘Beneficiaries and Benefits Survey’ which was completed by each of the organisations working on the 2nd Floor at Maidstone House. The completed Survey (below) reveals that 82.7% of those working at our enterprise centre qualify as charitable beneficiaries and are receiving charitable benefits in fulfilment of our objects.


Total Workers


Workers who qualify as charitable beneficiaries


Aged up to 30


Aged 50+




Live a healthier lifestyle


Are good citizens


Receive on-site support


Are encouraged by others


Received business mentoring


Are helped by networking

To view the complete responses from the survey please click here (PDF format)

Beneficiaries and Benefits Survey
Questions We Asked

Please tick any of the categories that apply to your staff member:

Age Group: Up to 30; 30-50; 50+

Gender: Male; Female

  • Apprentice Scheme
  • Re-trained from a previously different role
  • Ex-service man or woman
  • A craft or specialised skill worker
  • A reformed offender
  • Unemployed, short and/or long term, prior to joining your business
Does your staff member fit into any of the following categories?
  • An ethnic minority
  • Suffering from ill-health
  • Have a disability of any kind
  • Any other disadvantage
If appropriate to ask your staff member:
  • Do they have dependents relying on their employment?  If so, how many?
  • Would they suffer financial hardship if they were not employed by you?
By being employed at Maidstone House, are they encouraged to:
  • Live a healthy lifestyle, care for and improve their health and well-being?
  • Be a good citizen and act responsibly within their community?
By working in Maidstone House has your staff member benefitted from:
  • On-site reception or administrative support?
  • Mutual encouragement from others working on-site?
  • Business development advice?
  • Participation in networking events?

Enterprise England
Charitable Objectives

The objects of the charity are, for the public benefit:


The relief of unemployment, in particular but not exclusively unemployment amongst those who are disadvantaged by reason of youth, age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage, ex-servicemen and women, ex-offenders and craft workers, in such ways as may be thought fit and Including but not limited to:


  • the provision of land and buildings at below market and/or subsidised levels to existing businesses to protect jobs, especially retaining staff and avoiding redundancies when otherwise jobs would be lost, and reduce unemployment or increase job opportunities for the unemployed, and start-up businesses to create new jobs, especially for the long-term unemployed and the disadvantaged, and


  • the provision of advice, training and assistance to unemployed individuals concerning self-employment and to existing businesses to encourage the creation of new jobs for the unemployed, especially the long-term unemployed and the disadvantaged.


The advancement of knowledge, education and training in all aspects of effective small business management, small business support, workspace management, traditional crafts and artisan skills, and social enterprise and its public dissemination, in particular but not limited to thorough research and training in its theory and practical application through work experience through its operation and through general publication.


The advancement of the arts, culture and heritage through the promotion and preservation of traditional crafts and artisan skills and the provision of advice and support to those who practice such crafts and skills.


The promotion of the efficiency and effectiveness of charities and the effective use of resources for charitable purposes, in particular but not limited to through providing support and workspaces, and providing advice and assistance to reduce reliance on donations and diversify income streams.


The advancement of industry, commerce and enterprise in particular but not limited to through training, education, support, workspace, mentoring, advice and assistance which:


  • relieves poverty,
  • relieves unemployment,
  • advances health,
  • advances environmental protection or improvement and sustainable development, and
  • advances citizenship or community development


The support of such other charitable purposes as the Trustees in their discretion think fit, subject to approval by a resolution of the Members.