The Enterprise Club inspires enterprise in all forms and offers free membership to staff, students and budding local entrepreneurs. If you have an idea and the motivation to succeed The Enterprise Club can set you on the path to success.

We offer one-to-one business advice, mentoring, business skills training, a network of other entrepreneurs and access to funding opportunities. We have access to information on all types of business and social enterprise and can guide you through the business planning process to turn your ideas into reality.

You do not have to be a student of the University of Northampton to be a member of The Enterprise Club – we welcome anyone who has an interest in enterprise. To become a member please complete our online membership form.

Benefits of membership of The Enterprise Club include:

  • networking with other enterprising people
  • business and social events
  • access to business information
  • members’ website
  • enterprise training workshops
  • access to business start-up advisers
  • access to business mentors
  • business advice sessions (by appointment only and can be held at either Avenue or Park campus)
  • free membership of Northants Chamber
  • business mentors – contact Sharon Irwin
  • advice clinics
  • business planning guides

Business Start Up Awards

The Enterprise Club has partnered with Santander to launch a new student enterprise programme aimed at helping current students to start their own business. You can apply for the award which will provide you with business skills, a £500 start up grant and ongoing business advice and mentoring.

Twelve places are available on the programme which is comprised of three business skills workshops, resulting in the creation of a business plan. You will then have the opportunity to present your business plan to an assembled panel including representatives from Santander.

The Enterprise Club is looking for students with a bright idea for a business and the motivation to succeed. If you are interested in finding out more please contact The Enterprise Club.

Enterprise Club manager Sharon Irwin has commented “we are delighted to be able to offer this business start-up grant in partnership with Santander and look forward to working with the successful students to help them turn their business ideas into reality”.