Passionate about what we do, we are the Government-recognised Sector Skills Organisation for enterprise and business support. Established in 1996, we have earned recognition as the experts in skills and know-how development for small, medium and micro businesses.
Who Are We?
Originally the Small Firms Enterprise Development initiative, the founding company SFEDI is now focused on raising the quality of enterprising skills by identifying and delivering programmes of support which increase start up and survival rates amongst small and micro business communities.
SFEDI Awards is the UK’s only specialised Awarding Organisation developing and delivering enterprise and enterprise support qualifications. The qualifications are delivered through its network of over 250 delivery centres. The qualifications are built on extensive research and are designed for those who wish to start and grow their own business, and those who work to support them.
SFEDI Solutions provides enterprising solutions for the challenges and opportunities faced in understanding and supporting enterprise learning and skills development. Its core services include standard setting, research, development and delivery of innovative learning and advocacy.
The Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs is the first dedicated professional learning institute specialising in business enterprise and business support. With programmes and qualifications having been designed to meet the wide range of demands within enterprise learning, the IOEE recognises and supports enterprising and entrepreneurial individuals.
Run by SFEDI and supported by the National Apprenticeship Service, Apprenticemakers is the national peer-to-peer community for apprentice employers, providing guidance, networking opportunities, ideas, advice and inspiration.