Media coverage

The Asian businesses surviving high street closures

The Asian businesses surviving high street closures

9th November 2018

The BBC reports that high streets and Asian stores in Birmingham and the West Midlands have been thriving over recent years, citing the Centre’s data on migrant entrepreneurship. Immigrant entrepreneurs in the small and medium sector of the economy are…

Why Female Entrepreneurs Should Join Women’s Networks

Why Female Entrepreneurs Should Join Women’s Networks

19th October 2018

Writing for Forbes, Annette B von Blokland references the Centre’s data on women entrepreneurs and makes the case for women’s networking groups. Female entrepreneurship in Britain is growing and the proportion of women going into business has risen by 45…

London is the best place in the world to start a business, says Innocent co-founder Richard Reed

London is the best place in the world to start a business, says Innocent co-founder Richard Reed

19th October 2018

Speaking to City A.M., Innocent Drinks co-founder Richard Reed talks about Britain as an entrepreneurial country. The news outlet also references the Centre’s data on entrepreneurship in the UK. Despite harbouring concerns over Brexit as the March 2019 deadline approaches,…

Asylum seekers want to work — so let them

Asylum seekers want to work — so let them

17th October 2018

In an open letter the Lift the Ban coalition, of which the Centre is part, is calling for the right to work for people seeking asylum, and their adult dependants, after six months of having lodged an asylum claim. As business leaders,…

Entrepreneurs urgently need a digital helping hand

Entrepreneurs urgently need a digital helping hand

8th October 2018

In an article for The Daily Telegraph Adrian Gregory quotes the Centre’s data and argues that businesses would benefit from greater digital knowledge. Every year thousands of people up and down the country decide to take the leap and become…

Elizabeth Gammie and Dr Ian Broadbent: Universities have a key role to play in producing future innovators

Elizabeth Gammie and Dr Ian Broadbent: Universities have a key role to play in producing future innovators

19th July 2018

The Scotsman covers CFE’s graduate entrepreneurship report to write about how universities can bring economic opportunity to Scotland. At Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University (RGU), we are firmly of the view that entrepreneurship is a skill and a mindset…

Veteran ‘Boot Camps’ Among Defence Innovation Recommendations

Veteran ‘Boot Camps’ Among Defence Innovation Recommendations

9th July 2018

Forces Network writes about the Centre’s policy recommendations in ‘The military entrepreneurship manifesto’. Intensive “boot camps” for forces veterans are among a series of proposals to train former personnel to become entrepreneurs. It is from a manifesto published by think tank…

Entrepreneurs make the leap from battlefield to business

Entrepreneurs make the leap from battlefield to business

9th July 2018

Our research on military entrepreneurship is featured in The Times. With the Ministry of Defence under pressure to make cuts, some believe that start-ups established by service leavers can play a key role in defence innovation. Matt Smith, director of…

Call for ‘enterprise boot camps’ for veterans to boost defence procurement

Call for ‘enterprise boot camps’ for veterans to boost defence procurement

9th July 2018

The BBC covers the launch of the Centre’s latest research piece, ‘The military entrepreneurship manifesto’. The Centre for Entrepreneurs said the UK had to learn from the United States and Israel, among others, about how best to unleash the entrepreneurial potential…

Millennials are less entrepreneurial and fail more often

Millennials are less entrepreneurial and fail more often

14th June 2018

In the third article of its special report on ‘Understanding Entrepreneurs’, the FT draws from the Centre’s report on graduate entrepreneurship. Plenty of millennials say they would like to be their own boss, but far fewer take the plunge. Although there…