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15th January 2019

Happy New Year to you and all your hardworking team. We used Enterprise East to put on a MadHatter Themed Tea Party at 2 different venues. Sam, the organiser had thought of everything and they came kitted out with fabulous decorations, activities to keep children occupied and all the necessary crockery, refreshments, etc. Her team worked tirelessly at both events, ensuring that everything was suitably prepared and cleared throughout both events with customers being warmly welcomed and served very efficiently. The team looked and acted very professionally always with smiles on their faces, making sure customer’s needs were attended to. We received very complimentary feedback from customers, many of whom took time to thank the team members and can only add our thanks to these.

Linda Steer - Uttlesford District Council

17th December 2018

Dear Samantha,

I just wanted to thank you and your team of amazing young people who have recently supported us in the delivery and running of two Community Tea Parties. These Tea Parties were part of our South Uttlesford Community Builder Pilot, the aim of which was primarily to reduce loneliness and isolation and to increase the communities’ connectedness. Over the course of these two events we had over 100 local people attend and thoroughly enjoy themselves.

I would like to highlight how professional your young staff were and it was clear to me how well they had been trained to operate in such an environment, they were a credit to themselves and your organisation. I would not hesitate to use your team again, please could you kindly pass on our sincere thanks.
Kind regards

Clive Emmett CEO - CVSU

17th August 2018

Thank you for all your hard work in supporting our rehabilitation and vocational programmes, your professionalism and enthusiasm was reflected within the positive outcomes achieved.

Robert Nicholas, Head of PDU, HM Prison Service

19th August 2018

Sam and Karen are fantastic people to work with, they have a clear idea about what they want to achieve and work hard to make it a reality.


22nd August 2018

Thank you so much for all the encouragement & support you have given to our customers, one quote reflects many, “I really love my new job and couldn’t have done it without you

Jean, Centre Manager, Seetec

29th August 2018

We have no hesitation in recommending Enterprise East to any company seeking support and business development guidance. We found them to be a highly efficient, professional and enthusiastic organisation.

Michelle, Aspire Support & Learn


26th March 2019

Bishops House is a multi-purpose Day Service for adults with learning disabilities, mental health issues, physical disabilities, dementia and age related conditions. The service provides friendly support and opportunities help people to have fulfilled lives and achieve their goals. Enterprise East contacted us towards the end of last years and following a meeting with Sam McReynolds we were able to understand the huge benefits of running the Inclusion & Thrive workshops with our service users at Bishops House. We therefore approached a number of our service users who we felt would be able to take part and the course started on 11th March. We have 5 of our service users attending along with an external attendee. Our service users absolutely love the sessions. They are talking about them throughout the week with both staff and their peers. Only this morning a service user came up to me to say how much he had enjoyed yesterday's session and asked what they would be doing next week. You can clearly see how much the sessions are building their confidence and self-esteem. The sessions take into account different learning styles and are giving the attendees the opportunity to improve existing skills, learn new skills and overcome fears & uncertainties. In turn they can see how they can contribute positively to the wider community, along with the potential for voluntary or paid work. We are all very much looking forward to the community event at the end of May where our service users will be able to show case their learning to local employees, their community & families. We will definitely be looking to run further courses in the future.

Gayl Staines - Deputy Manager

6th March 2019

I wanted to thank you and let you know that I really appreciate the effort and time you both have put in running the Takeley and Stansted Community Tea Parties. Those two events would not have happened without you. You both are truly inspiring and getting the most out of the skills Enterprise East have helped you develop.
I also wanted to let you know that a number of community members who attended the Tea Parties expressed their gratitude for your work and praised your courage and skills. Personally I could not believe how you have transformed both venues. Thanks to your excellent customer skills and creativity, you have created a truly magical, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere at both events.

Aga, Community Builder

27th November 2018

Good morning Sam thanks for giving Carl the opportunity to work with you, he certainly came out of himself after a shaky start. He is sitting counting his wages and thinking of what to buy. Many Thanks

Helen & Steve

30th October 2018

Enterprise East did a superb job with the training for all candidates, which was evident not only by the trainees themselves but the comments their parents made. I spoke with almost every parent at the event and when asked if their child had enjoyed it every single one had responded with praise of the programme. It’s a testament to Enterprise East, and I know ECL would love to partner with you again should the opportunity arise. Our focus will always be on growth and providing as much opportunity as we can for our customers. Each customer who completed the programme with you now has an even better chance of paid employment and has grown in confidence and skills from the training provided to them by Enterprise East.

Chanel Harris, Marketing Executive, Essex Cares Ltd

25th October 2018

Samantha’s support has been a godsend. Being out of work and job hunting is a lonely and isolating experience and Sam’s expertise, warmth, encouragement and confidence building has been invaluable. All of that along with practical help and guidance kept my spirits up and gave me optimism at a time when I needed it the most. I had good days and bad days but Sam was always there to listen and remind me of my goal and to keep me going. I am really grateful and cannot thank her enough and would recommend that anyone who finds themselves in the same position make use of everything that she and Enterprise East has to offer.


11th October 2018

Myself and colleagues from the Chelmsford Education, Learning, Skills and Staffing Group attended the Enterprise East Celebration event on September 26th In Great Dunmow. It was an amazing experience where the learners could showcase their newly learnt skills and confidence in a hospitality and events environment. I really enjoyed the afternoon tea and celebrating the learners’ success. The Mocktails were developed by each individual learner and tasted fantastic! It was a very well organised event and I hope that this will lead to further employment opportunities for the learners in the future. It showed that perceived barriers to employment are just that- perceived! Thanks to Sam, Michelle and the rest of the event staff. Well done Enterprise East!

Laura Bickers Wimpenny, Research & Project Officer, Chelmsford City Council

17th September 2018

We are delighted to have been working with Enterprise East for some time and cannot recommend them highly enough. Karen and Sam have the perfect balance of friendliness and professionalism which is a credit to their organisation. Both demonstrate an expertise in their work, which means that we can feel confident that our event will be delivered successfully. We would happily recommend Enterprise East to any of the organisations we work with.

Jacqueline Davies, Council for Voluntary Service Uttlesford