We offer a range of services to support entrepreneurs looking to start their own business.

Dedicated support is provided through our network of 100 expert business mentors who can offer hands-on, practical help with starting a business. This support is either delivered on a one-to-one basis or though Pinnacle People Business Seminars, which are an excellent way to gain an all-round knowledge of running a business, from preparing a business plan to understanding your potential customer base. Seminars are delivered in locations across Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Thames Valley, East Anglia, Cambridgeshire, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Devon, Isle of Wight.

To find out more about the seminars running in your area, please contact us on: nea.info@pinnaclepeople.co.uk or 080 0088 4000.

The New Enterprise Allowance programme

For unemployed customers, we are also delighted to be delivering the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) programme across three regions in England (Yorkshire, Central England, and the South East) building on our success of delivering NEA for the past three years in Thames Valley, Leicestershire and Northants.

NEA is a programme for customers who are unemployed and are thinking of starting up their own business and becoming self-employed. The programme provides specialist support to customers through expert mentors who help them develop a business plan and begin trading. Customers will also continue to receive support during the first six months in business, ensuring that as many businesses as possible succeed. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who has thought about running a business but is unsure how to get started.

To find out more about NEA, talk to your JCP Work Coach today.

Calling Volunteer Mentors

Mentors are a vital part of the success of the NEA programme and we are always looking for business experts who can use their time and knowledge to help people starting out in business for the first time.

If you are interested in giving your time to help people make a success of their business idea, then click here and leave your details to arrange a callback to discuss.

You can find further information about becoming a New Enterprise Allowance Business Mentor here.

Useful resources

If you have been referred to New Enterprise Allowance with Pinnacle People, or simply want some information on starting a business, here are some useful documents to help get you started:

  1. Business Plan Template
  2. Cash Flow Forecast