BIS is supported by a wide range of partner organisations in delivering its strategic priorities. Our partners provide services, information and advice to the Department and directly to a wide range of people and organisations.
BIS has four executive agencies: Companies House, the Insolvency Service, the Intellectual Property Office and the National Measurement Office. It has over 100 other partners responsible for key areas, including the 25 Sector Skills Councils, nine Regional Development Agencies and seven Research Councils. Read about how we make public appointments.
One of nine Regional Development Agencies in England, set up in 1999 by Government to bring a regional focus to economic development.
The East of England Development Agency (EEDA) is the driving force behind sustainable economic growth and regeneration in the East of England.
The UK's leading research and training agency addressing economic and social concerns.
The UK Government's leading funding agency for research and training in engineering and the physical sciences
The ECITB was established to help employers by ensuring that there are, and will be in future, enough trained people to meet industry needs.
England's Regional Development Agencies (RDAs)
BIS funds Enterprise UK to run the Make Your Mark campaign to (encourage enterprising activity amongst young people), Global Entrepreneurship Week (which aims to foster links between entrepreneurs and innovators in different countries), Enterprising Britain (which promotes enterprising places and communities) and other activity reflecting current economic needs and preparing people for an enterprising future after the recession.
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