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09/07/2018

Veteran ‘Boot Camps’ Among Defence Innovation Recommendations

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…

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09/07/2018

Entrepreneurs make the leap from battlefield to business

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…

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09/07/2018

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

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…

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14/06/2018

Millennials are less entrepreneurial and fail more often

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…

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14/06/2018

Tougher business climate blamed for drop in new UK start-ups

The Centre’s analysis of annual business formations is featured in the second article of the FT’s special report on ‘Understanding Entrepreneurs’. After a remarkable surge over the past decade, the UK’s entrepreneurship boom appears to be slowing down. The number…

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14/06/2018

UN, EU push to harness refugees’ entrepreneurial talent

Three articles in the Financial Times’ special report on ‘Understanding Entrepreneurs’ feature the Centre’s research. In the first article of the series, the FT interviews Faith Gakanje, who was one of four case studies in our report on refugee entrepreneurship.…

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18/03/2018

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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28/01/2018

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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14/11/2017

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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08/11/2017

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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27/04/2017

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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16/01/2017

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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