About Us

FEO is made up of like-minded local entrepreneurs who collectively turn over £3.5bn each year.

We employ over 22,000 people and represent successful local businesses of all sectors and sizes. FEO is a Community Interest Company (CIC) based in Hull. Our goal is to help build the local economy by creating a private sector renaissance.

What we do

We help entrepreneurs in Hull & East Yorkshire create wealth and jobs. Through regular events and initiatives, we aim to motivate, educate, inspire and support others. Our members give their time, energy, passion and resources and everyone at FEO works hard to promote Hull and the Humber region as a great place to start up and run a business.

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Getting Started

Do you know that at any one time 1 in 10 of the population are thinking of starting a business? Most of these people are afraid to take the next step.


FEOignition is a series of evening workshops presented by FEO members offering free, practical help and guidance to new start-ups and any budding entrepreneurs. Make a start now

FEOGO! is a series of helpful workshops and entrepreneur talks, open to anyone who has completed FEOignition and needs further support and encouragement.

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Growing Businesses

Guidance from peers is invaluable. Especially to entrepreneurs who want to grow their business but are unsure of where to start.

Our free toolkits and workshops help businesses put in place clear strategies and growth plans to achieve personal and business goals.


FEO360 is the perfect way to learn from successful peers and develop yourself for business success in a positive, can-do atmosphere. All you need to give is time, energy and commitment. Find out more

FEO Step Change for Growth gives established business owners a unique opportunity to go for growth through peer learning. Do you want to take your business to the next level?

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For those who want their information and inspiration on demand, FEOTV is for you.

FEOTV is our digital resource library, crammed full of inspirational stories and insights into our programmes and events. These include interviews with successful FEO members and the entrepreneurs we’ve helped to start and grow their businesses. View the FEOTV library


#FEOFriday is a unique series of monthly video toolkits offering practical ideas and step by step guides to all aspects of running and growing a business. Each #FEOFriday episode features interviews with successful entrepreneurs and those we’ve helped to start and grow their business.

Catch up with #FEOTV episodes 

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When it comes to the future of the economy and private sector enterprise, educating the next generation is crucial.


The FEO Entrepreneurship Masterclass is an interactive one-day workshop run in schools and colleges led by real-life entrepreneurial role models. See how we can help your students

FEO Aspiring entrepreneurs placements offer an exciting opportunity for young people who are seriously considering entrepreneurship as a career option. Interested in hands-on learning?

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Breaking Down the Barriers

It’s our aim to give the private sector a strong voice, particularly in regards to transport, planning, property, legal, banking, energy and procurement issues.

We can help public and private sector organisations to work together to identify and remove the barriers that can stunt business growth. Contact us for more information