StartUp Tour extends to 28 locations
The StartUp Britain bus, touring the nation to inspire enterprise, has reached its halfway stage. Over the past fortnight, we have engaged aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs in Birmingham, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and many other cities. Our iconic 1966…
StartUp Britain bus tour to boost start-up rate to 600,000 in 2015
National enterprise campaign, StartUp Britain will hit the road this summer to help boost the number of businesses started in 2015 to a record 600,000. For the fourth year, the campaign is set to tour Britain with a bus full…
Women entrepreneurs show appetite for growth
Women entrepreneurs are equally or more ambitious than men when it comes to starting and scaling-up businesses, despite encountering more barriers. These are some of the findings from a report published by the Centre for Entrepreneurs in partnership with Barclays.
Fortuna 50: The UK’s fastest growing women-led small businesses
A list released today to coincide with International Women’s Day and supported by the Centre for Entrepreneurs, DueDil and the Start Up Loans Company, shows that Britain is without doubt one of the best countries for women in business.
Chairman Luke Johnson calls on MPs to support high-growth businesses
The Centre’s chairman has signed a letter to frontbench MPs seeking a pledge from the main political parties that they will specifically retain and improve two very important incentives: EIS and Entrepreneurs’ Relief.
Britain is becoming a nation of (younger and female) angels
Angel investors are making more investments than ever before and their numbers are swelling, with more women and younger individuals choosing to invest in Britain’s engines of growth: entrepreneurs.
New figures reveal record breaking year for start-ups
UK entrepreneurs created a record number of new businesses in 2014, according to new figures from StartUp Britain announced today.
New research separates potential entrepreneurs from “armchair dreamers”
Most of the people (82%) who would like to start their own business fail to make it to the planning stages, despite having a start up idea, according to latest research by RBS and the Centre for Entrepreneurs.
CFE issues joint letter to the Chancellor on corporate venturing
Today we are calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to use his Autumn Statement to incentivise larger firms to unlock their balance sheets and invest in SMEs through corporate venturing. Corporates sit on a vast amount of wealth, with…
Half a million and counting: UK hits start-up record
StartUp Britain figures released today have recorded close to 500,000 new businesses already created in 2014 – a new record. Statistics from the national enterprise campaign run by the Centre for Entrepreneurs think tank, show 498,176 businesses have, to date,…