Birmingham named number one city outside of London for start-ups

The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce features the Centre’s fifth annual analysis of company formations in the UK.

New figures released today from StartUp Britain and Centre for Entrepreneurs show that Birmingham is once again the number one city outside of London for start-ups.

In 2018, 18,590 start-up firms formed in the city last year, a rise of 9.68 per cent after accounting for distortions.

Saqib Bhatti, Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership  (GBSLEP) director for growing businesses and representing SMEs, and president of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce said: “Greater Birmingham provides the ideal environment for entrepreneurs to thrive. Beyond our infrastructure and talent pool, the city and its surrounding areas also have a deep-rooted culture of innovation, creativity and ambition.

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