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

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…

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Number of UK startups rises to new record

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…

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Nearly 80% of inmates want to start their own business

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…

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The UK-based Polish entrepreneurs unbowed by Brexit

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…

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What is the French for entrepreneur?

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…

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

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.…

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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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2016 breaks business formation records

The latest Companies House data, as analysed by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE), shows that business formation reached another record high in 2016 – with a total of 657,790 new businesses started. This builds on previous records of 608,110 in…

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CFE to launch prison entrepreneurship programme with National Offender Management Grant Funding

The Centre for Entrepreneurs has won funding from the Ministry of Justice to deliver a prison entrepreneurship programme at HMP Ranby in Nottinghamshire. This follows the publication of a report by the Centre which suggested that entrepreneurship programmes made available…

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CFE submission to Parliamentary Justice Select Committee published

The Centre for Entrepreneurs recently submitted evidence on the efficacy of prison entrepreneurship to a Justice Select Committee inquiry on prison reform. The Committee is collecting evidence to inform and support the prison reform programme now being taken forward by the…

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