The Asian businesses surviving high street closures

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…

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Why Female Entrepreneurs Should Join Women’s Networks

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…

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

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,…

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Asylum seekers want to work — so let them

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,…

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Entrepreneurs urgently need a digital helping hand

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…

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

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…

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Eric Schmidt to deliver inaugural entrepreneurship lecture

Centre for Entrepreneurs launches new Annual Lecture, bringing high-level speaker to debate the state of entrepreneurship Eric Schmidt, former Google chief executive and Alphabet executive chairman, has been announced as the keynote speaker at the inaugural Centre for Entrepreneurs’ (CFE)…

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UK must embrace refugees’ entrepreneurial potential, think tank urges

The Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) – the entrepreneurship think tank – has today released a report calling on the UK to empower resettled refugees through entrepreneurship. ‘Starting afresh: How entrepreneurship is transforming the lives of resettled refugees’ details the experience…

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Business formations fall after tax clampdown

Tax clampdown on public sector contractors behind drop in business formations in 2017. The latest Companies House data, as analysed by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE), shows that 589,008 new businesses launched in 2017 – a drop from 657,790 in…

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CFE and New Entrepreneurs Foundation join forces to become leading entrepreneurship advocate

The Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) has joined forces with the New Entrepreneurs Foundation (NEF), a charity whose vision is to transform UK business by developing the entrepreneurial leaders of the future, to create a new combined not-for-profit “entrepreneurial powerhouse” to…

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New incubator network to boost UK startups

A national network has launched to connect the UK’s business incubators and accelerators. The Centre for Entrepreneurs think tank (CFE) has launched a network to connect Britain’s incubators and accelerators – a group of over 350 business support programmes that…

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Incubating graduates could unleash a wave of high-growth startups, claims CFE report

A report released today by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) claims that by improving the business support available to recent graduates, universities could unleash a wave of high-growth entrepreneurship across the UK. The Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) – the leading…

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