Entrepreneurs Unlocked CIC
Entrepreneurs Unlocked CIC

Welcome to Entrepreneurs Unlocked


Who Are We?

Entrepreneurs Unlocked helps individuals develop their skills to become their own boss and lead crime-free lives.

For many people whose career prospects may be limited due to their criminal record entrepreneurship and self-employment could be the best pathways to a better life.

Empowering People To Change Their Future

We run several programmes in custody and in the community that enable people to understand their talents and develop their skills. Individuals explore their ideas to see if self-employment is for them before working through the next steps. Everything is covered from how to develop their business idea and building a business plan to marketing and paying tax.

People with a construction skillset can become self-employed sub-contractors in the booming construction sector. They are helped through our Smart Subcontractor programme and sometimes we can help them with tools to get started.

Supporting Our Communities

Support is given in the community to prison leavers who have been part of our programmes and we work closely with their probation teams. We can also support people with convictions that have received a non-custodial sentence.

We also develop entrepreneurial talent for other groups such as young people and military veterans.

Cost-Effective and Meaningful Prison Activity

Prisons can broaden their learning and skills provision in a cost-effective and reportable way by working with us.

Entrepreneurs Unlocked work closely with the prison to deliver their curriculum plans and enhance their rehabilitation offering providing a variety of delivery methods including in-cell, distance learning and face to face workshops. All activity is fully reportable so you can monitor performance and trends to proactively develop the prison curriculum. You can also prepare for Ofsted inspections by providing evidence of successful outcomes with these programmes.

All of this comes with transparent pricing, working to the prison budget and some provision being grant funded.

Contributing To Society

Many people with criminal histories want to become positive contributors to society and entrepreneurship skills and mindsets can help them.

With almost 2 in 3 adults with custodial sentences of less than one year re-offending within 12 months of release the total cost to the public purse is in excess of £18billion a year. Our aim is to help reduce this cost and help people become tax paying members of society and future employers too!

The Right Partner.


Its founder has over 12 years’ experience in developing and delivering business start up programmes, enterprise skills and leadership and management programmes. This is underpinned by 20 years private sector experience in manufacturing and business management.


By engaging with and listening to the needs of people in custody and in the community, the organisation has learnt from their experiences, and help it to inform and enhance its programmes on offer.


Developing rapport and a trusted relationship are vital elements to enable an individual to progress. The support does not stop at the prison gate of the end of a programme.


As an Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) Academy, you can be assured that our programmes and support on offer is of the highest quality.


Support to enable an individual to develop their entrepreneurial talent.

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Programme Delivery Partners And Supporters Of Our Work.

Having a supportive network is one of the key success factors when setting up and running a business.

We’ve been able to work alongside these organisations that help us to support people and their self-employment ideas to develop and thrive.

They are either funders, supporters or part of the wider criminal justice network advocating reform.



For all enquiries and bookings please use the form below or feel free to call us on 01204 263002.

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