Socially enterprising since 1983

Inclusive support making it easier and greener to start and run a successful business.

We are supporting
20,468
businesses with
Action Zero

5

Workspace Locations

83645

Businesses Supported Since 1983

40

Years Experience

25

Awards

Who we are.

Welcome to Wenta.

Wenta is one of England's largest enterprise agencies. We're an independent, not-for-profit, social enterprise that exists to make it easier and greener to start and run a successful business.

We've been supporting business owners for over 40 years, helping all types of businesses from dog walkers to doughnut makers, drivers to divers. To date, we’ve supported over 117,000 people to start-up, maintain or grow their own business. 

Between 2022-2023 Wenta has helped over 24,119 people to up-skill in business know-how through our combined digital and face-to-face services.  Over the last year, we've helped 607 new businesses to start-up, delivered 3,534 one-to-one advice sessions, helped businesses to create 614 new jobs and delivered 43,622 hours of support. 

Whilst Wenta is an independent organisation with absolutely zero shareholders, we're also trusted and experienced in delivering Government business support service contracts.  To date, Wenta has worked on a wide range of contracts with LEPs, local authorities, chambers, DWP and employability organisations such as Shaw Trust and Maximus. 

Want to find out more about us? Come and have a chat. 

What we do.

  • We transform your ideas into businesses.

  • We simplify business information.

  • We share our business knowledge.

  • We build confidence.

  • We help you to grow your business skills.

  • We help you on your path to Net Zero.

  • We coach and mentor.

  • We offer opportunities for learning.

  • We listen just like a friend would do.

  • We connect you with others on the same journey.

  • We make ourselves accessible how, when and where you want.

 

Meet the team

Our people mean everything to us. Without their talent, expertise and dedication, we couldn’t deliver the great results we achieve.

Our awards

We continually pick up awards for the things we do well. Here are just a handful of the ones we've collected so far.

Enterprise Communicator of the Year 2017, National Enterprise Network

Best Use of Social Media for Business 2016, Hertfordshire Digital Awards

Pride of Stevenage award 2016, Stevenage Borough Council

Queen’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Enterprise Promotion awarded to Chris Pichon, Chairman of Wenta, by The Queen's Awards Office, 2015

Future of Enterprise Support 2014, National Enterprise Network

Local Enterprise Agency of the Year 2013, National Enterprise Network

Future of Enterprise Support 2012, National Enterprise Network

National Enterprise Award for Innovation 2010, National Federation of Enterprise Agencies

Agency of the Year 2009, Step Enterprise at the National Shell Step Awards

National Enterprise Award for Excellence in Marketing 2008, National Federation of Enterprise Agencies

National Enterprise Award for Education Links 2007, National Federation of Enterprise Agencies

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