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2016 breaks business formation records

2016 breaks business formation records

16th January 2017

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…

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

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

28th November 2016

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…

CFE submission to Parliamentary Justice Select Committee published

CFE submission to Parliamentary Justice Select Committee published

22nd November 2016

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…

CFE joins Small Business Taskforce

CFE joins Small Business Taskforce

17th October 2016

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.

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

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

17th May 2016

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…

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

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

10th March 2016

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…

Maserati and the Centre for Entrepreneurs announce The Maserati 100 list

Maserati and the Centre for Entrepreneurs announce The Maserati 100 list

22nd February 2016

Luxury Italian car manufacturer, Maserati, and the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) have announced the second ‘Maserati 100’ index; a definitive list of Britain’s most successful philanthropists, investors, mentors and advisors, and ascending entrepreneurs, who are today supporting the next generation…

2015 a record year for startup formation

2015 a record year for startup formation

11th January 2016

The latest Companies House data, as analysed by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE), reveals that 2015 had the highest number of new incorporations on record – with a total of 608,110 new businesses started.

Entrepreneurs the key to unlocking prosperity in seaside towns

Entrepreneurs the key to unlocking prosperity in seaside towns

29th September 2015

If they are to attract entrepreneurs and revive their fortunes, seaside towns need to develop a unique identity that, literally, puts them on the map. This is a key finding from a new report by the Centre for Entrepreneurs think tank.

StartUp Tour extends to 28 locations

StartUp Tour extends to 28 locations

9th July 2015

The StartUp Britain bus, touring the nation to inspire enterprise, has reached its halfway stage. Over the past fortnight, we have engaged aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs in Birmingham, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and many other cities. Our iconic 1966…