Recommend a friend to follow their passion

Do you know someone who is looking for their dream job? Or wants to follow their passion and set up their own business?

£10 recommend a friend Love to Shop Voucher


We believe that YOU ARE FIRST! So we want to reward you with a FREE £10 Love to Shop Voucher!

  • Recommend a friend to take part in Understanding Enterprise course using this form here
  • You will be contacted once they register for the course
  • Receive your voucher within 1 month of them completing the course

PLUS! You will also get an extra goodie bag if you recommend 5 friends to sign up before 18th March 2022

Recommend a friend


  • SFEDI industry accreditation FREE Level 1 qualification.
  • Develop skills within business startup and employability by focusing on professional development and building confidence.
  • Tailored around busy life styles and delivered in either Bitesize or Intensive course

3 engaging modules to develop ideas, access resources and put plans into action:


  • Identify and develop essential, commercial skills you need to change your career, start a business or become a freelancer


  • Analyse and understand the risks associated with changing career or starting up including financial implications and market awareness/analysis


  • Ask for help in your local business community with confidence, the value of networking and growing your professional contacts both on and offline.
Find out more


  • Anyone over the age of 19 (as of August 2021)
  • A resident in the UK or Europe for at least 3 years
  • Someone living in Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland or Durham

Find out more about Understanding Enterprise here or contact for more information.

Recommend a friend


  • Support people to grow and develop personally and professionally, by providing them with the opportunity to gain a qualification.
  • £10 Free Love to shop e-gift card per person you recommend, and completes Understanding Enterprise course.*
  • NO LIMIT on how many people you can recommend!
  • Redeem voucher with over 30 high street brands including; Uber Eats, Just Eat, Deliveroo ASOS, H&M, FATFACE, Decathlon, TK Max, XBOX, Apple, Currys.
  • Spend your vouchers online and get delivery services to your door.
  • FREE secret goodie bag if you recommend 5 people or more by 18th March 2022.*
  • *Please note this offer is only available to individuals and not open to referral partners organisations.
Recommend a friend


  • Opportunities for job seekers, volunteers, early stage founders, aspiring entrepreneurs, students, career changers and kickstarters.
  • 121 support from the FIRST team to help learners to reach individual goals.
  • Connections with peers and likeminded people to grow their networks and collaborate together.
  • Unique, fun and engaging delivery of the course.
  • Options to choose which course type they would like to do; Bitesize or Intense.
  • Advice and guidance from industry experts to help learners to develop their ideas further.
  • 1 years FREE study membership to the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs worth £175
  • Tailored progression plans and opportunities to take part in SAGE qualification or Startup Awards North East.
  • Further course information can be found here or contact 
Recommend a friend
headshot of Lesley Calvert

“I joined the Understanding Enterprise Level 1 course because I had lots to say and energy to express, the ‘how’ was lacking. My confidence and self –belief at times held me back, I kept myself stuck. Having joined the course it really gave me a safe environment to build myself belief and confidence in that I can make a start."

Lesley Calvert

headshot of Lee Peacock

"Working as a freelancer, especially during lockdown, made me realise how much I love office/studio culture. I love having a group of peers that I can use as a sounding board to bounce ideas off and I wanted to use this opportunity as a way of meeting like-minded entrepreneurs."

Lee Peacock

headshot of Rachael Spiers

"I wanted to gain new skills and understanding of how to start and maintain a small business. I had just launched an online platform but wanted to gain more insight into the tools I need to continue to make it a success."

Rachael Spiers
Scottish Rach Draws

headshot of Jasmine Inaiyah

"I signed up for the Understanding Enterprise Level 1 Course for the qualification and to see if I learn anything new. Also, to have a chance to find other like minded people."

Jasmine Inaiyah
Making Changes NE

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