The aim of the Cyfenter Development Partnership was to influence and develop mainstream business support policies and practices within pre-start and enterprise support for excluded groups of entrepreneurs which would enable them to start up new enterprises. Cyfenter is a research-based DP whose influence is bottom up. The methodology takes research participants in a number of under represented groups in enterprise, conducts extensive research, focus groups etc of their experiences, drivers and barriers, and distils that research onto reports which are then used to influence policy makers directly.
Cyfenter developed a management structure that enabled policy makers, voluntary sector organisations and enterprise agencies to contribute to the development of Cyfenter's strategy for action based research.
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