Media coverage

We all have a role to play in creating a nation known for scaling up

We all have a role to play in creating a nation known for scaling up

23rd October 2017

Pimlico Plumbers founder Charlie Mullins cited the Centre’s 2016 company formation statistics in his latest Real Business column: We’re a nation known for startups rather than entrepreneurs’ ability of scaling up. Earlier this month, the Financial Times highlighted how our…

Number of UK startups rises to new record

Number of UK startups rises to new record

12th October 2017

The Financial Times cited the Centre’s 2016 company formation statistics in its special report ‘The UK’s Entrepreneurs’: The UK start-up revolution shows no sign of ending. Last year nearly 660,000 companies were established, up from 608,000 in 2015, according to…

Nearly 80% of inmates want to start their own business

Nearly 80% of inmates want to start their own business

27th June 2017

The Centre’s report of ex-offender entrepreneurship was featured in Business Insider: “From inmates to entrepreneurs: how prison entrepreneurship can break the cycle of re-offending” found that 80% of prisoners are interested in starting their own business. This is compared to…

The UK-based Polish entrepreneurs unbowed by Brexit

The UK-based Polish entrepreneurs unbowed by Brexit

21st June 2017

The Financial Times cited our statistics on Polish entrepreneurs in the UK, taken from our migrant entrepreneurs report: Polish people have a large stake in the UK. They are one of the most entrepreneurial immigrant communities, establishing nearly 22,000 companies…

What is the French for entrepreneur?

What is the French for entrepreneur?

21st March 2017

The Centre’s lead researcher, Maximilian Yoshioka, writes in CAPX about the upcoming French election and its implications for the country’s entrepreneurs New firms drive innovation and productivity by challenging incumbents; research by Nesta has repeatedly demonstrated that a minority of…

Brexit and startups: How UK entrepreneurs view the next few years

Brexit and startups: How UK entrepreneurs view the next few years

17th February 2017

The Centre’s report on Migrant Entrepreneurs gets covered by CurrencyFair. According to the Centre for Entrepreneurs, in their report Migrant Entrepreneurs: Building our Businesses, Creating our Jobs, one in seven UK companies is founded or co-founded by a migrant entrepreneur.…

Founders not scroungers: There’s a business case for welcoming refugees

Founders not scroungers: There’s a business case for welcoming refugees

16th February 2017

The Centre’s lead researcher, Maximilian Yoshioka, writes in City A.M. about the economic argument for welcoming more refugees Forced to flee from violence and persecution, countries accept refugees for humanitarian reasons. Nevertheless, there is a convincing economic rationale for welcoming…

Prison entrepreneurship: ‘Giving a little bit of belief goes a long way’

Prison entrepreneurship: ‘Giving a little bit of belief goes a long way’

2nd February 2017

The Guardian Small Business Network covers our ongoing Prison Entrepreneurship Course, taking place at HMP Ranby. On the back of the report, the Centre for Entrepreneurs has won £120,000 of government funds to run an enterprise course at HMP Ranby…

The women-led startups smashing the glass ceiling

The women-led startups smashing the glass ceiling

13th January 2017

Our reports on serial entrepreneurship and women entrepreneurs are mentioned in the latest installment of a Guardian mini-series inspired by the CFE’s research. “What’s the appeal of entrepreneurship? Personally, it’s freedom. I don’t have to be at work at 9am…

‘Nothing to lose’: why we sacrificed education for serial success

‘Nothing to lose’: why we sacrificed education for serial success

13th January 2017

The Centre for Entrepreneurs’ research on serial entrepreneurship is featured in a recent Guardian article. Do you need a degree to run a string of businesses? Research by Coutts and the Centre for Entrepreneurs suggests the level of an entrepreneur’s…