Consult ICE: Dinah Bennett OBE, FRSA

Dinah Bennett OBE, FRSA

Dinah Bennett has enabled people and organisations all over the world to attain enhanced insights into enterprise and entrepreneurship

Dinah Bennett has enabled people and organisations all over the world to attain enhanced insights into enterprise and entrepreneurship for more than twenty-five years.

Through an award-winning combination of consultancy, project design and delivery, grounded in academic research and practical experience, Dinah has persistently pushed the boundaries of current thinking in entrepreneurship.  Her work has exposed vast opportunities for the improved empowerment and development of economies, communities and society through enterprise, at a global, local, institutional and even a personal level.

Dinah Bennett received the Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion in 2005

Dinah Bennett collects the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion, 2005

As a published , acclaimed speaker and a recognised expert in her field, Dinah Bennett has the capability to inspire, inform, challenge and provide insight into enterprise and entrepreneurship.

Her expertise has added value to economic policy and practice;  institutional leadership and entrepreneurship; and engagement with the small business community.

Dinah was one of the first women to be honoured with the Queen’s Award for Achievement in Enterprise Promotion in 2005.

Dinah Bennett’s key associations and memberships also include:

  • – Honorary Fellow of IOEE since 2016
  • – Member of the International Advisory of The Knowledge Economy Forum since 2009
  • – Adviser to  the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Entrepreneurship since 2011
  • – Trustee of the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship 2004 – 2010
  • – Founder and Vice Chair UK Women’s Enterprise Policy Group
  • – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • – Fellow of the RSA
  • – Trustee of The Millin Charity in Newcastle
  • – Trustee of Willowburn Hospice based in North West Durham 2009 – 2017


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Customer Feedback

“Dinah is knowledgeable and passionate about her subject and I wholeheartedly recommend her. She has the happy knack of being able to deliver potentially dry, technical matter in an engaging way. Her insight was invaluable to me in my role of Business Manager’s Assistant at a major high street bank, and added considerable value to the support I was able to give to my Manager, and most importantly, my customers.” Steve Ellis

“Working with ICE has been invaluable; they have enabled us to not only build capacity and networks but have supported us to position our services and build confidence as an organisation.” Sarah Miller, Millin Centre

“Dinah Bennett is highly effective at coordinating stakeholders, at collating the correct data and at producing a relevant and cohesive solution or recommendation. She is a joy to work with and respected by her peers and associates.” Madi Sharma

“Dinah is a fantastic workshop leader who is well-respected in many fields, enthusiastic, charismatic and was an inspiration for the sixth form students in this girls’ schools.” Karen Anderson, Queen Margaret’s School

“Dinah’s presentations enable lasting transformations.” Vimala Sundram, Capital Corporate Communications