Media

13/01/2017

The women-led startups smashing the glass ceiling

Our reports on serial entrepreneurship and women entrepreneurs are mentioned in the latest installment of a Guardian mini-series inspired by the CFE’s research. “What’s the appeal of entrepreneurship? Personally, it’s freedom. I don’t have to be at work at 9am…

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13/01/2017

‘A great black book’: how to exploit contacts for global success

Our report on serial entrepreneurship is mentioned in the next installment of a Guardian mini-series inspired by the CFE’s research. Drive and determination are vital for an entrepreneur to succeed. Serial entrepreneurs, those that launch more than one business, often…

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13/01/2017

‘Nothing to lose’: why we sacrificed education for serial success

The Centre for Entrepreneurs’ research on serial entrepreneurship is featured in a recent Guardian article. Do you need a degree to run a string of businesses? Research by Coutts and the Centre for Entrepreneurs suggests the level of an entrepreneur’s…

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28/11/2016

UK prison entrepreneurship programme gets the go-ahead

The Centre for Entrepreneurs’ upcoming prison entrepreneurship programme at HMP Ranby is featured in an article on startups.co.uk UK prisoners are to get training to become entrepreneurs in the first ever programme of its kind, led by the Centre for Entrepreneurs…

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09/09/2016

How to turn a gangster into an entrepreneur

Celebrated entrepreneur and founder of Roast restaurant Iqbal Wahhab cites our latest report, From inmates to entrepreneurs, in his article for the IB Times.  A recent report by the London-based Centre for Entrepreneurs found that 79% of prisoners they surveyed wanted to run…

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02/09/2016

Are you ready to do the time – with an ex-con fitness trainer?

The Centre for Entrepreneurs’ lead researcher Maximilian Yoshioka was quoted on our recent report, From inmates to entrepreneurs, in an article for OZY That said, the path from ex-con to entrepreneur is seen as the best route for avoiding recidivism, according to “From…

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16/01/2017

2016 breaks business formation records

The latest Companies House data, as analysed by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE), shows that business formation reached another record high in 2016 – with a total of 657,790 new businesses started. This builds on previous records of 608,110 in…

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28/11/2016

CFE to launch prison entrepreneurship programme with National Offender Management Grant Funding

The Centre for Entrepreneurs has won funding from the Ministry of Justice to deliver a prison entrepreneurship programme at HMP Ranby in Nottinghamshire. This follows the publication of a report by the Centre which suggested that entrepreneurship programmes made available…

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22/11/2016

CFE submission to Parliamentary Justice Select Committee published

The Centre for Entrepreneurs recently submitted evidence on the efficacy of prison entrepreneurship to a Justice Select Committee inquiry on prison reform. The Committee is collecting evidence to inform and support the prison reform programme now being taken forward by the…

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17/10/2016

CFE joins Small Business Taskforce

The Centre for Entrepreneurs has joined with other organisations that jointly represent over one million small businesses to ensure the UK retains its leading global entrepreneurship position as it leaves the European Union.

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17/05/2016

Turning prisoners into entrepreneurs would save £1.4 billion per annum, claims CFE report

A report released today by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) suggests that making an entrepreneurship programme available to all pre-release prisoners could save the government up to £1.4 billion annually, at the maximum cost of £82 million – providing a…

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10/03/2016

Fortuna 50: The UK’s fastest growing women-led small businesses

The Centre for Entrepreneurs and DueDil have launched the second annual Fortuna 50 – an index of the fastest growing women-led small businesses, initiated by Downing Street last year to tie in with International Women’s Day. The growth of women-led…

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