Press releases

StartUp Britain bus tour to boost start-up rate to 600,000 in 2015

StartUp Britain bus tour to boost start-up rate to 600,000 in 2015

4th June 2015

National enterprise campaign, StartUp Britain will hit the road this summer to help boost the number of businesses started in 2015 to a record 600,000. For the fourth year, the campaign is set to tour Britain with a bus full…

Women entrepreneurs show appetite for growth

Women entrepreneurs show appetite for growth

20th April 2015

Women entrepreneurs are equally or more ambitious than men when it comes to starting and scaling-up businesses, despite encountering more barriers. These are some of the findings from a report published by the Centre for Entrepreneurs in partnership with Barclays.

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

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

8th March 2015

A list released today to coincide with International Women’s Day and supported by the Centre for Entrepreneurs, DueDil and the Start Up Loans Company, shows that Britain is without doubt one of the best countries for women in business.

Chairman Luke Johnson calls on MPs to support high-growth businesses

Chairman Luke Johnson calls on MPs to support high-growth businesses

2nd March 2015

The Centre’s chairman has signed a letter to frontbench MPs seeking a pledge from the main political parties that they will specifically retain and improve two very important incentives: EIS and Entrepreneurs’ Relief.

Britain is becoming a nation of (younger and female) angels

Britain is becoming a nation of (younger and female) angels

28th January 2015

Angel investors are making more investments than ever before and their numbers are swelling, with more women and younger individuals choosing to invest in Britain’s engines of growth: entrepreneurs.

New figures reveal record breaking year for start-ups

New figures reveal record breaking year for start-ups

5th January 2015

UK entrepreneurs created a record number of new businesses in 2014, according to new figures from StartUp Britain announced today.

New research separates potential entrepreneurs from “armchair dreamers”

New research separates potential entrepreneurs from “armchair dreamers”

1st December 2014

Most of the people (82%) who would like to start their own business fail to make it to the planning stages, despite having a start up idea, according to latest research by RBS and the Centre for Entrepreneurs.

CFE issues joint letter to the Chancellor on corporate venturing

CFE issues joint letter to the Chancellor on corporate venturing

16th November 2014

Today we are calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to use his Autumn Statement to incentivise larger firms to unlock their balance sheets and invest in SMEs through corporate venturing. Corporates sit on a vast amount of wealth, with…

Half a million and counting: UK hits start-up record

Half a million and counting: UK hits start-up record

6th November 2014

StartUp Britain figures released today have recorded close to 500,000 new businesses already created in 2014 – a new record. Statistics from the national enterprise campaign run by the Centre for Entrepreneurs think tank, show 498,176 businesses have, to date,…

Potential entrepreneurs’ confidence is growing, survey reveals

Potential entrepreneurs’ confidence is growing, survey reveals

4th September 2014

Economic confidence continues to grow as more people believe that now would be a good time to start a business or enterprise. This is one of many findings from the latest RBS Enterprise Tracker, supported by the Centre for Entrepreneurs.