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.
WORKERS WHO QUALIFY AS CHARITABLE BENEFICIARIES 82.7%
Workers who qualify as charitable beneficiaries
Average Percentage Below Market Rate: 26.7%
Average Subsidy per Beneficiary: £51.81
Average Subsidy per Benefit: £21.67
Aged up to 30
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)
Age Group: Up to 30; 30-50; 50+
Gender: Male; Female
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 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:
The support of such other charitable purposes as the Trustees in their discretion think fit, subject to approval by a resolution of the Members.
After researching the needs of the Kent area and the potential benefits a charity of our type can bring, we believe that this is a worthwhile and worthy charitable project.
The Charity Commission Guidance “Charities for the Relief of Unemployment” RR3 publication summarises the Charity Commission’s views on the extent to which the relief of unemployment is charitable. It says:
“3. The courts recently recognised that securing gainful activity for unemployed people is charitable in its own right. This publication sets out the criteria which will enable us to accept for registration as charities organisations which aim to relieve unemployment. It also sets out a list of those activities in which charities aiming to relieve unemployment may engage.
Tests for charitable status
4. We have concluded that, in order to be charitable, an organisation for the relief of unemployment will need to demonstrate that:
5. Within this an unemployment charity may engage in all or any of the following activities:
N.B. Enterprise England has the relief of unemployment as one of several objects, all of which are charitable.
Research of need
We have researched and established the need for the relief of unemployment, the support of the arts, culture and heritage, the increased efficiency and effectiveness of charities, the success of industry, commerce and enterprise in the Kent area. Please see “Local Economic Context” on our web site.
Analysis of benefits
We have analysed the potential public benefits of providing workspace at subsidised levels to start-up and existing businesses, the provision of help to the unemployed in starting their own businesses, improving learning about small business management, small business support, workspace management, traditional crafts, artisan skills, social enterprise and publishing the knowledge gained. We believe that delivering these benefits is in the public interest and charitable.
We believe it is in the public interest to:
Accordingly, we have adopted the identical charitable objects of another charity registered with the Charity Commission, carried out a survey to discover if our activities are delivering charitable benefits to those who qualify as charitable beneficiaries and sought to determine if the level of private benefit involved is incidental and public benefit is achieved. Our conclusion, having examined all these aspects, is positive.
Charity Commission Guidance
We have concluded that Enterprise England is both a charitable organisation, in that its objects are exclusively charitable, and its activities are also charitable, as revealed in our “Benefits Survey”, see our web site. We recognise the Charity Commission Guidance “Charities for the Relief of Unemployment” RR3 sets out the principles we should follow.
We confirm that in our view Enterprise England demonstrates that:
Subsidy per Benefit Survey
We have also analysed our space users, the level of subsidy, the discount below market levels, the number of workers who qualify as charitable beneficiaries, the number of benefits provided to those beneficiaries, the level of subsidy per beneficiary and the level of per benefit. This is to reveal if our assistance is directed to the relief of a charitable need and if the level of assistance is commensurate with that need. Please see our “Subsidy per Benefit Survey” results on our web site. After analysis and consideration, we believe our assistance is directed to the relief of a charitable need and it is commensurate.
We have adopted extensive policies to ensure that our centre is ‘Open to all’ regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, origin, political belief, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or any other irrelevant factor.
The Trustees determine whether or not the provision of workspace on favourable terms is appropriate in each particular case, ensuring public benefit. We have considered whether a lease, licence or service agreement would be most suitable to provide the kind of assistance required, the terms of that service agreement and how to prevent space users who no longer qualify as beneficiaries from obtaining security of tenure under Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
The Trustees have ensured they have the ability to prohibit the assignment of any service agreement and secure for its surrender in certain circumstances, such as the space users ceasing to have workers who qualify as beneficiaries. The Trustees seek to ensure any support will be monitored and the withdrawal of that support is limited to three years from the start of each beneficiaries’ period of benefit.
With the provision of capital grants for equipment, Trustees will ensure that the support is suitable for the business in question and that no warranty is given if such support is repeated.
Protecting the charity’s interests
The Trustees have made provision to protect the charity’s interest in the property in the event of a tenant’s insolvency.
The Trustees are also able to increase service agreement fees over the years in relation to a tenant business’s increasing ability to pay more up to a market rental.
The Trustees have decided to treat the centre as functional property for accounting purposes.
Prevention of unemployment
We note that in Charity Commission Guidance PB2 “The Prevention or Relief of Poverty for the Public Benefit” (December 2008, as amended December 2011) in C2 “When is the prevention of poverty distinct from the relief of poverty?” that the Commission say:
“In our Commentary on the Descriptions of Charitable Purposes in the Charities Act we recognise that the prevention of poverty includes preventing those who are poor from becoming poorer, and preventing people who are not poor from becoming poor. There is a fine distinction between helping someone who is already in poverty and assisting someone so that they do not become poor. Therefore, in general, we consider that the prevention of poverty includes the relief of poverty, and that the relief of poverty includes the prevention of poverty.”
We apply the same principle to the relief of unemployment, and believe that the prevention of unemployment is also charitable. This was previously accepted for another charity in Charity Commission reference 1151126 CRM:0207755.
Can Mezzanine Limited
Can Mezzanine Limited is a self-sustaining registered charity:
Charity No. 1128255
Company No. 05976914
Registered Office: 7-14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR), trading as a social enterprise which helps other charities and social ventures by offering business support, capital and flexible, affordable office space.
The Charity’s aims are: To promote and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of charities, voluntary groups, community groups and not-for-profit organisations by the provision and management for such organisations of office accommodation, conferences, training and other facilities, services and support. To improve the efficiency of the administration of charities in direct pursuit of the objects, by the provision of training and information particularly in the field of information technology.
It provides successful collaborative working environments for the third sector at its properties in four London locations: Old Street N1, Loman Street SE1, Hounslow TW3 and Bermondsey SE16.
The Enterprise Centre
The Enterprise Centre provides buildings, facilities and open space in the Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Leicester City.
Charity No. 1168564
The services provided are economic/community development/employment, disability, recreation, general charitable purposes, education and training. The services are provided to people who are disabled, of particular ethnic or racial origins, who are young/children. Also to other charities or voluntary bodies.
The charitable objectives are: the advancement of education for the public benefit by the provision a self-contained, well equipped facility providing the opportunity to develop a wide variety of practical skills and qualifications in a supportive and positive “family style” atmosphere for students in key stage 2-4 and members of the local community.
The London Small Business Centre / Nwes
The London Small Business Centre is part of the Nwes Group, the largest enterprise agency in the country. It is one of the leading enterprise agencies in the capital providing funding, workspaces, training and face-to-face advice and mentoring for entrepreneurs and those wanting to start their own small businesses. They provide a range of locations across the capital for co-working and small office spaces, alongside meeting rooms and fast Wi-Fi.
Established in 1982, Nwes is one of the largest not-for-profit enterprise agencies in the UK, who provide total business support, boost self-employment and encourage enterprise.
A successful by-product of a marketing agency, HUT42, which launched in November 2016, is one of the latest businesses to move into King’s Lynn Innovation Centre, Nwes’ flagship innovation and business centre in West Norfolk. Nwes also provide locations in London, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
Nwes registered office:
Norwich Enterprise Centre, 4B Guildhall Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1JH
Nwes Property Services Ltd: Company No. 5361073
Norfolk & Waveney Enterprise Services: Company No. 1633258
Bridge Trust of Great Yarmouth Limited: Company No. 4846571
Registered Charity No. 1111009
Charity Name and Registered No.
Aberdyfi Enterprise Trust – 1162473
Acumen Community Enterprise Development Trust Limited – 1105343
Amman Valley Enterprise – 1012005
Anchor Institute of Enterprise Development – 1139680
Anglian Cultural Enterprise – 1098438
Armthorpe Community Enterprise Limited – 1098267
Asian Youth Development Agency & Enterprise – 1153565
Aspire Community Enterprise (Sheffield) Ltd. – 1116421
Aspire Oxfordshire Community Enterprise Limited – 1117726
ACA Equity & Law Enterprise Trust – 288814
Banana Enterprise Network Limited – 1161408
Barnsley Civic Enterprise Ltd. – 1129765
Black Training and Enterprise Group – 1056043
Blake Social Enterprise – 1146142
Blueprint Training and Enterprise – 1155731
Bradford Base Social Enterprise Company Limited – 1128217
Bramhall and District Enterprise – 511218
Bransholme Community Arts Enterprise Limited – 1127766
Breckon Hill Community Enterprise – 1125513
Business Enterprise Advice and Training – 1088282
Business Enterprise Heritage Trust – 1084610
Calico Enterprise Limited – 1125312
Chailey Heritage Enterprise Centre – 1093222
Charity and Recycling Enterprise UK – 1167299
CHEC (Community Health and Enterprise Centre) – 1074918
Chester Used Furniture Enterprise – 1168631
Christian Action and Resource Enterprise Ltd. – 1027978
Christian Enterprise Foundation – 294519
Community Achievement in Bridgemary Through Learning & Enterprise – 1101591
Community Food Enterprise Limited – 1116006
Connect for Enterprise – 1170461
Consett South Enterprise Association Limited – 1090566
COPE (Cambridgeshire Older People’s Enterprise) – 1110887
CREATE (Christian Regeneration Education Action Training Enterprise) 1078672
Davish Enterprise Development Centre Ltd. – 1018318
Dorset Organisation for Rural Social Enterprise Training – 1121583
Enterprise Care Support – 1159884
Enterprise Development Centre – 299260
Enterprise for Development – 1143851
Enterprise Sailing – 1167252
Enterprise Swimming Club for Disabled People – Croydon – 296927
Enterprise Works – 1129457
EYE Educational and Youth Enterprise – 1172049
Fenland Area Community Enterprise Trust – 1097098
Ferryside Social Enterprise Group – 1158602
Friends of Broughton Business & Enterprise College – 1004174
Friends of Tamworth Enterprise College – Belgrave – 1156770
Genesis Enterprise Foundation – 1090593
GFS Community Enterprise – 1169462
Gower Heritage & Enterprise Foundation – 1167678
Grange Villa Community Enterprise – 1106877
Grassroots Enterprise for Social Inclusion and Poverty Relief GESIPR – 1156503
Greenwich Refugee Aid and Community Enterprise – 1169544
Hatch Enterprise – 1161801
HBV Enterprise – 1104655
Homeschool Social Enterprise – 1146794
Hoole Enterprise Trust – Time for You (HETTY) – 1122561
Housing, Education, Training & Enterprise Trust – 1095590
HTP Enterprise – 1139802
I-Enterskills – 1151006
Ilkley Community Enterprise Ltd. – 1151706
Imaginer Consulting Limited – 1115376
Integration, Training and Enterprise Centre Limited – 1118586
Inter-Action Social Enterprise Trust Limited – 326593
Jubilee Enterprise Foundation – 1149028
Juno Enterprise Charitable Association – 1169031
Kajans Women’s Enterprise Limited – 1112495
Kaleidoscope Enterprise Limited – 1140761
Kent Enterprise Trust Limited – 290211
Knowsley Enterprise Academy – 1097945
LEAP – 1118612
Loddon Social Enterprise Ltd.- 1011066
Lune Valley Transport Enterprise Limited – 1034716
Machair Social Enterprise – 1147283
MADE (Muslim Action for Development & Environment – 1134415
Milbrook Academy PTFA – 269364
Minority Enterprise Development Trust – 1110256
Morecambe Winter Gardens Preservation Trust Limited – 1113010
Nailsworth Youth and Community Enterprise – 301581
Nations Discipleship Enterprise – 1111488
Neighbourhood Investment in Community Enterprise (NICE) – 1153205
New Horizons Community Enterprise – 1098036
Charity Name and Registered No.
Newstead Enterprise Limited – 1143071
Njenni Enterprise – 1139157
Nu Start Community Enterprise – 1138047
Oakleaf Enterprise – 1064524
Orb Community Enterprise – 1112425
Oxford Youth Enterprise Limited – 288326
Parallel Youth Enterprise – 1164644
Peace Enterprise Centre – 1140084
Pembrokeshire Local Action Network for Enterprise and Development – 1047268
Pendle Community Enterprise Limited – 1109443
Peoples’ Enterprise & Empowerment Forum – 1060294
Phases Social Enterprise – 1089870
Phoenix Social Enterprise Limited – 1060956
Primary Inspiration through Enterprise (PIE) Project Trust Limited – 1169362
Princess Street Training Education and Enterprise Centre – 1122032
Refugee Art and Culture Enterprise (RACE) – 1081331
Rossendale Enterprise Anchor Limited – 1116554
Rural India School Enterprise – 1158920
Seedfund Limited – 1117543
Self Help Enterprise Bristol 7 – 254141
Selworthy House Addiction Recovery Enterprise – 1146319
Shap Community Enterprise – 1160193
Skills Enterprise Limited – 1120254
Skills Work and Enterprise Development Agency Ltd.- 1158859
Skillsbridge – 1086658
Slough West Indian Peoples Enterprise (S.W.I.P.E.) Ltd – 1107921
Social Enterprise Development Foundation – 1162437
Social Enterprise for Her/His Integration, Networking and Education (Youth-Shine) – 1158265
South Holland Enterprise for the Disabled – 1084975
South Leeds Alternative Trading Enterprise Limited – 1149293
South Tyneside Training and Enterprise Network Limited- 1045638
Southbank Enterprise Trust Ltd. – 1100603
Step Development Trust – 1062058
Stoney Middleton Interest and Leisure Enterprise Community Assoc. – 1087095
Stow Hill Resource & Enterprise Centre – 1159387
Streetscape Social Enterprise Ltd. – 1143025
SYAC Ltd. – 1125770
Teachers’ Enterprise in Religious Education – 1117900
Teen Enterprise UK – 1148955
Tendring Reuse and Employment Enterprise – 1115834
The Bridge Community Enterprise – 1117827
The Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics – 1148345
The Economics, Business and Enterprise Association – 297012
The Enterprise – 222342
The Enterprise Centre – 1168564
The Enterprise Centre Limited – 1146938
The Enterprise Club for Disabled People – 230264
The Enterprise Trust – 1133444
The Faith Hope & Enterprise Company Ltd. – 1167974
The Kempson Rosedale Enterprise Trust – 900126
The Message Enterprise Centre – 1147287
The Nailsworth Youth and Community Enterprise – 1161113
The Noah Enterprise (New Opportunities and Horizons) – 1059672
The North West Business Enterprise – 1107188
The Oldham Enterprise Trust – 1155065
The Oldham Enterprise Trust – 1172213
The Penywaun Enterprise Partnership – 1062754
The Smarterbuys Store Limited – 1144676
The Social Enterprise Foundation of Inter-Action- 327285
The Social Enterprise Loan Fund – 1042514
The Society for the Promotion of Artistic and Creative Enterprise – 1050721
The Starfish Enterprise Trust Limited – 1147380
The VM Morrison Darlington Enterprise Trust – 1135126
The Yorkshire Spinal Deformity Trust – 1000395
Thornborough and Coombs Woodlands Enterprise Trust – 1163451
Trinity Enterprise – 1155044
Truman Enterprise Narrowboat Trust – 1037914
Twining Enterprise – 1048191
United Hands Community Enterprise – 1143633
Victoria Community Enterprise Limited – 1093224
Wakefield South East Training and Enterprise Centre – 1134950
Wallasey Independent Recycling Enterprise (Wire) Limited – 1146926
Walton Community & Enterprise Partnership – 1141033
Wates Family Enterprise Trust – 1126007
West Kent YMCA – 803529
Westcountry Health Education & Research Enterprise – 1104556
White City Enterprise – 1161637
Wightwick & Regis Enterprise Network – 1097742
Winchester Social Enterprise – 1162372
World Youth Service and Enterprise – 1053940
Y Dderwen Community Enterprise – 1154812
Young Lives Matter Ltd. – 1140170
Youth Engagement Solutions Ltd. – 1163850