Press releases

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

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

14th November 2017

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…

New incubator network to boost UK startups

New incubator network to boost UK startups

8th November 2017

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…

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

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

27th April 2017

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…

2016 breaks business formation records

2016 breaks business formation records

16th January 2017

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…

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

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

28th November 2016

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…

CFE submission to Parliamentary Justice Select Committee published

CFE submission to Parliamentary Justice Select Committee published

22nd November 2016

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…

CFE joins Small Business Taskforce

CFE joins Small Business Taskforce

17th October 2016

The Centre for Entrepreneurs has joined with other organisations that jointly represent over one million small businesses to ensure the UK retains its leading global entrepreneurship position as it leaves the European Union.

Turning prisoners into entrepreneurs would save £1.4 billion per annum, claims CFE report

Turning prisoners into entrepreneurs would save £1.4 billion per annum, claims CFE report

17th May 2016

A report released today by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) suggests that making an entrepreneurship programme available to all pre-release prisoners could save the government up to £1.4 billion annually, at the maximum cost of £82 million – providing a…

Fortuna 50: The UK’s fastest growing women-led small businesses

Fortuna 50: The UK’s fastest growing women-led small businesses

10th March 2016

The Centre for Entrepreneurs and DueDil have launched the second annual Fortuna 50 – an index of the fastest growing women-led small businesses, initiated by Downing Street last year to tie in with International Women’s Day. The growth of women-led…

Non-university educated serial entrepreneurs shown to be more successful

Non-university educated serial entrepreneurs shown to be more successful

1st March 2016

A report released today by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) and Coutts shows that a higher proportion of non-university educated respondents were running businesses with a turnover greater than £1 million (34%) than the university educated (18%). Only 42% of…