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Get Enterprising new package of support – great news for local businesses up to 5 years old!

  STANTA are excited to announce a new package of support for pre-start, new and established businesses called Get Enterprising.  Any person or business (under 5 years old) with an AL1-5 postcode can benefit from up to 12 hours of advice and training – at no cost! This support package replaces the very successful Herts […]

Mel Hilbrown receives an Outstanding Contribution award from the NEN

At the recent National Enterprise Network (NEN) annual conference, Chairman Alex Till presented Mel with an award for Outstanding Contribution.  The NEN is the member organisation for Enterprise Agencies. Alex said: “The award is in recognition of the exceptional work of an individual at one of our member organisations. When NEN first heard of the […]

STANTA December newsletter


7 Reasons To Admit You Love Working in an Office

We’ve put together the top 7 reasons you should love working in an office. Although there are many benefits to flexible and home working if it suits your business style, the benefits of being in a positive, thriving work environment are unmatched. It can bring daily well-being to employees, drive productivity and collaboration, and much […]

STANTA Executive Director Job Description

Executive Director and Business Advisor Job Description Reporting to: St Albans Enterprise Agency Board              Start Date: January 2023 Salary: Competitive                                                       Hours: TBA – Variable as needed, currently 15 hours – potentially up to 30 hours in future    Company Description St Albans Enterprise Agency, known as STANTA (www.stanta.co.uk) is an independent Enterprise Agency, which has […]

STANTA Recruiting for an Executive Director and Business Adviser

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Grow Your Business programme success

STANTA’s Grow Your Business Programme which ran from March to June 2022 was a great success with over 40 businesses taking advantage of free advice and training.  70% were past clients who had completed 12 hours of advice and training in previous years and we really enjoyed connecting with them again and advising on such […]

Security and Risks for Sole Traders

Working from home already comes with several factors that are constantly on your mind, but security is something that should be taken seriously as risks continue to rise. The good news is that there are several strategies that sole traders can use to protect themselves and their businesses.   In this article, we will go […]

Viewpoint Mental Health First Aid Training

Katherine Clarke is part of the Mental Health First Aid Instructor Team at Viewpoint. They’re currently planning several full Mental Health First Aider training courses to be held over the next nine months, and if you’re interested, they would love to work with the local businesses within Hertfordshire to train staff in Mental Health First […]

What freelancers need to know about professional indemnity insurance

    Freelancers and the self-employed are a significant and growing portion of the UK workforce – with their numbers increasing from 3.2 million in the year 2000 to more than 5 million in 2019. With COVID-19 continuing to play havoc with the employment prospects of millions, these numbers are set to grow even further. […]

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