University graduates are behind many of today’s most successful and innovative companies. With the knowledge, skills and contacts they acquire at university, graduates are especially likely to found the innovative, disruptive startups that are integral to economic success in the
From asylum seeker to job creator: despite what populists think, refugees could “make our societies great again”
As the legal battle rages on around Donald Trump’s chaotic travel ban and moratorium on refugees – not to mention last year’s “Breaking Point” poster depicting an EU overwhelmed by a flood of asylum seekers – you could be forgiven
The Centre for Entrepreneurs at the Startup Nations Summit 2016
This year, the Centre for Entrepreneurs was honoured to attend – for the second year running – the Startup Nations Summit (SNS), hosted by the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN). The SNS brings together start-up community leaders and policymakers from around
Entrepreneurship is key to prison reform – so why doesn’t government get it?
Partly addressing the doubts surrounding her commitment to prison reform, last week Secretary of State for Justice Liz Truss unveiled a new White Paper setting out her ambitious vision for a 21st century prison estate. But although the paper makes
Jacob Hill’s astonishing journey from entrepreneur to prisoner and back again
Jacob Hill is an award-winning Yorkshire based entrepreneur who founded The Lazy Camper, a company that specialises in camping gear for festivals, in 2011 while studying at Huddersfield University. Plaudits for Hill and his company included Lloyds TSB’ “Best Start
A “third-way” employment status could save the gig economy
As anyone following the news over the past week will know, food delivery start-up Deliveroo has been involved in a heated battle with its “employees” over a new compensation deal introduced by the company. Under the proposed arrangement, Deliveroo drivers
What sets serial entrepreneurs apart? Our latest report attempts to find out
Who are the UK’s serial entrepreneurs, why do they matter, and what sets them apart from one-time founders? The Centre for Entrepreneurs latest report – Beyond the first business: the myths, risks and rewards of being a serial entrepreneur –
Do we have a productivity problem? Entrepreneurs might disagree
While the discussion around the UK’s lagging productivity statistics drags on, entrepreneurs have been busy creating the the innovative products and services that have transformed our lives over the past several decades. Have we exaggerated the impact of these innovations,
How entrepreneurial was the UK in 2015?