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Enterprise M3 LEP Chairman Dr Mike Short awarded Honorary Doctor of Technology
11 August 2017

Enterprise M3 LEP Chairman Dr Mike Short awarded Honorary Doctor of Technology

Newly appointed Chairman of Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board, Dr Mike Short CBE, has been awarded honorary Doctor of Technology by the London Metropolitan University.

Mike was honoured by the university for his remarkable achievement in pushing the boundaries of communications technology, as well as his willingness to share knowledge and inspire people.

Mike said: “I am delighted by this wonderful recognition from London Metropolitan University. I have immensely enjoyed my career, being a key part of numerous revolutionary advancements in mobile technology over the last four decades; so I feel highly privileged to be honoured for doing what I am passionate about.”

With a distinguished career spanning more than 40 years in Electronics and Telecommunications, Mike has had experience with 5 generations of mobile technology and mobile internet services. He co-founded the pioneering 5G Innovation Centre at University of Surrey and has been involved

Employers Struggling to Find Help with Auto Enrolment
09 August 2017

Employers Struggling to Find Help with Auto Enrolment

With organisations estimating just over 1 million employers are yet to stage, it would appear that we are now getting down to the proverbial iceberg's underwater component.

Help make the UK the best place to grow a business in 2017
07 August 2017

Help make the UK the best place to grow a business in 2017

Are you a growing business or looking to grow? Have your say, take the ScaleUp 2017 Survey to express your needs.

By completing the survey, you will help ScaleUp Institute ensure that the UK is the best place in the world to scaleup a company. It’s even easy to do on your phone! 

The “ScaleUp Survey” is part of the ScaleUp Institute's ongoing work to focus attention on the UK’s high growth firms so we can ensure that the UK is the best place in the world for companies to both start up and scale-up. We want more companies to grow and scale up!

The link to the survey is: https://alligator.focusvision.com/survey/selfserve/54a/170741?list=1&clientid=87

We really hope that you can find the 15 minutes to complete this

Enterprise M3 is recruiting
25 July 2017

Enterprise M3 is recruiting

Enterprise M3 is currently recruiting for three exciting posts within the team to support key areas of our work. Details of all three posts can be found below and we would be happy to speak to any interested candidates - please get in touch by emailing recruitment@enterprisem3.org.uk or calling the office on (01962) 846755. The closing date for all three posts is 5pm on Monday 14 August 2017. To apply for any of the roles, please submit your CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the requirements and competencies set out in the job description by email to recruitment@enterprisem3.org.uk. Interviews will be held in late August. 

Internationalisation Senior Project Officer

An exciting opportunity in Enterprise M3’s Innovation and Enterprise team to support the implementation of our Internationalisation framework, acting as a ga

Enterprise M3 Welcomes New Chairman
25 July 2017

Enterprise M3 Welcomes New Chairman

Enterprise M3 is delighted to welcome Dr Mike Short CBE as the new Chairman.


Geoff French CBE completes his maximum tenure as Enterprise M3 Chair in July.  We have been very proud to have had Geoff as the Chair of Enterprise M3 since it was established in 2011.  He has seen us develop into a high performing ambitious LEP that is succeeding, delivering and creating economic impact.


Dr. Mike Short CBE will take over as Enterprise M3 Chairman in August 2017.  Mike has been playing a significant role as an Enterprise M3 Board Member since his appointment in November 2014.  He has considerable expertise in the electronics and telecommunications industry highlighted by his career with Telefónica. Mike has been a driving force in placing the digital agenda at the heart of all that Enterprise M3 does. 


Mike’s appointment as Chairman is perfectly timed as he will be taking forward the priorities and recommendations emerging from the refresh of our St

Save the date: Cyber Resilience Week 11-15 September
21 July 2017

Save the date: Cyber Resilience Week 11-15 September

The UK is a leader in digital transformation. Yet the way we’ve transformed the work we do, business, interactions with public services and communication with each other is increasingly vulnerable. Our personal, organisational and national ability to be more effective in detecting, managing and responding to cyberattacks that threaten this transformation will be critical in enabling our continued growth and innovation. 

Cyber Resilience Week offers the Digital Leaders community access to over 40 events across the UK where they can learn, share and connect to find out the latest initiatives, actionable intelligence, case studies and best practice they need to take informed action.

 So check out the programme of conferences, salons, workshops and online events and why not get involved to help build a resilient culture where more people

Arena Basingstoke Benefits from Enterprise Zone Status
21 July 2017

Arena Basingstoke Benefits from Enterprise Zone Status

Basingstoke: Following an extension to the borders of the London and South Innovation Valley - EZ³ Enterprise Zone, Arena Basingstoke are delighted to announce that the newest centre in Basingstoke (The Square) will now benefit from Enterprise Zone (EZ) status. This is a hugely exciting development that will enable residents of The Square to benefit from tax breaks and additional Government support, simply by virtue of location. 

Enterprise Zones form part of the Government's long-term economic plan to support the growth of SMEs by providing a host of benefits for businesses located within the designated 'zone'. The first Enterprise Zones were established in 2012 and since their inception they have supported 635 businesses, attracted over £2.4bn of private sector investment in these businesses, helped build world-class business facilities, improved transport links and attracted 24,000 jobs. There are now 48 Enterprise Zones across the country.

The advant

Linda Cheung Joins Enterprise M3 LEP Board
17 July 2017

Linda Cheung Joins Enterprise M3 LEP Board

Former Executive Director at Morgan Stanley and co-founder of Connectegrity, Linda Cheung, has joined the board of Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

World’s first 5G Digital Gaming Hub launched in Surrey
13 July 2017

World’s first 5G Digital Gaming Hub launched in Surrey

Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in partnership with the University of Surrey, is pleased to announce the launch of the world’s first ever 5G Digital Games Hub at the University of Surrey.

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