Sam Enterprise East Group Founder and CEO
Hi there! My name is Sam and I am the Founder and CEO of the Enterprise East Group CIC.
I have worked in HR and supported employment for many years now and started this company with a passionate belief that everyone should be offered the opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential, should they wish to do so.
I am particularly proud of our team who work so hard to make this organisation fulfil that passion. Every day I see resilience, creative ideas come to fruition, obstacles overcome, and confidence nurtured. I see friendships made, wisdom shared and belief in our mission.
This is what makes it all so worthwhile.
Romana Enterprise East Group Director
Hello, my name is Romana, I am a non-executive director for the Enterprise East Group. I love to see the positive differences our team make to people’s lives; we watch people grow in confidence and self-belief daily. When I came here 14 years ago from Italy, I didn’t have any friends, had very limited resources and the language had been a barrier, I felt quite isolated and alone. I now use that experience to help others through the fantastic work of the Enterprise East Group
Paul Enterprise East Group Director
Hi my name is Paul and I am a non-executive director of Enterprise East Group.
I believe in the values of the organisation and share the wish that people should be allowed
the opportunity to work, to progress and where possible, have their financial independence.
We work closely with like-minded organisations and encourage individual expression and contribution, nurtured within a framework of support, for both the individual and the organisation.
The rewards are incredible.
Brian Enterprise East Group Director
Hi, my name is Brian and I am a Non-exec Director of the Enterprise East Group
I believe in what we do here and in the people that we work with, to inspire, to create and to encourage with all our beneficiaries during our workshops, or our events, is an amazing experience.
I am the Operations Lead, in as much as I make sure what we need, is where it should be, on time, in full and to the benefit of our team, our community and our customers alike.
Brittany Enterprise East Group Trustee and volunteer
My name is Brittany and I work in the business support team and am a Trustee and Expert by Experience Mentor
I am very creative and love to get involved in helping people achieve great things. I enjoy working at Enterprise East because, we get to help others learn great skills in the work environment and build their confidence. The team are great to work with, we support and respect one another.
Jools Enterprise East Group Business Support Team
My name is Jools and am a writer and former primary school teacher with a wealth of experience in training, education and copywriting. This experience helps with the business support I undertake for the Enterprise East Group.
Kiera Enterprise East group Trustee and young adult voice champion
Hi, my name is Kiera, I am part of the hospitality team and a ‘young adult voice’ trustee and champion.
I absolutely love working with the team, the work is hard, but we have fun and there is a mutual respect for all. I feel I have a voice and love the ‘let’s create meetings!’ I also love the buddy up system at events as I get to work with such lovely people 😊
Imogen Enterprise East Group Team member
My name is Imogen and enjoy working for Enterprise East. It’s fun working with them, learning new skills and meeting other people who are friendly and nice to work with. I also like being asked to help because I can earn my own money.
Cathy- Enterprise East Group Volunteer and Trustee
Hello everyone, my name is Cathy and I volunteer and trustee for the Enterprise East Group. I love helping at the events, I even enjoy the washing up! Everyone makes me feel part of the team, it’s so nice to be useful. My only wish is that I could do more, as there are times, I am unable to do as much as I would like due to my health. Everyone is so understanding, there is always a chair on standby for me!
Carl-Enterprise East Group Event Team Member
Hi, my name is Carl and I work in the Events and Hospitality team, for the Enterprise East Group. Although it can sometimes be very busy, I really enjoy the work and have made some great friends. I feel so proud that I can earn my own money and get to choose to spend it on whatever I want!
Aga-Mentor Community Builder
Hi, I’m Aga, I work as a Community Builder in the Uttlesford Area, supporting communities to become more welcoming, resilient and engaged. Through my community engagement work I am building and redefining relationships between communities and local authorities, charities, and service providers as well as business. I’m a member of the Eden Communities Network and the Association of Research in the Voluntary and Community Sector (ARVAC), and Enterprise East is welcome to access their updates, best practise, resources and support through my membership. In the past I’ve worked as a Business Adviser assisting small and micro enterprise in East Anglia and London to access advice and move their business forward. Hopefully some of my experience will be beneficial to the Enterprise East team.
Christine Enterprise East Group Mentor
Hi, my name is Christine and I am a volunteer mentor with The Enterprise East Group.
I have seen first-hand the opportunities and support that is offered to individuals with barriers or challenges to work. Sam asked me to become a voluntary mentor for the organisation as she felt my wealth of experience and knowledge of people with learning, physical and sensory disabilities would support and offer guidance to the organisation. I thoroughly enjoy being able to support this work, the team are making a real, positive difference to people’s lives and I feel privileged to offer help where I can.
Enterprise East Group-Expert by Experience Trustee
Hi I’m kerose,
I am the one who is always smiling and never let life get me down! I’m a caring and nice person, I’m always polite and good at computer’s too!
I really enjoy working with Enterprise East, everyone is friendly, and we have lots of fun. You can learn so much in our workshops and they make you feel very proud of what you have achieved. I certainly did.
Sam Enterprise East Group Volunteer and Expert by Experience Mentor
Hi, my name is Sam and I am an expert by experience mentor and a volunteer team member in the hospitality team.
I never saw myself working in the hospitality industry or being able to help people through sharing my own journey. I like being part of Enterprise East as there is no hidden agenda, we must work hard and can sometimes be under pressure to deliver a five-star service at our events.
But this is real work in a real work environment, we work as a team and you are never left alone, there is always support. I also enjoy my mentor role; it feels great to be able to help someone who is facing a challenge in their lives.
Mark – IT and website manager
Hi, my name is Mark and I work in Information Technology and website design.
I have been working with Enterprise East since the start, providing IT support and advice as well as designing, building and maintaining the Enterprise East website.