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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…

Maserati and the Centre for Entrepreneurs announce The Maserati 100 list

Maserati and the Centre for Entrepreneurs announce The Maserati 100 list

22nd February 2016

Luxury Italian car manufacturer, Maserati, and the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) have announced the second ‘Maserati 100’ index; a definitive list of Britain’s most successful philanthropists, investors, mentors and advisors, and ascending entrepreneurs, who are today supporting the next generation…

2015 a record year for startup formation

2015 a record year for startup formation

11th January 2016

The latest Companies House data, as analysed by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE), reveals that 2015 had the highest number of new incorporations on record – with a total of 608,110 new businesses started.

Entrepreneurs the key to unlocking prosperity in seaside towns

Entrepreneurs the key to unlocking prosperity in seaside towns

29th September 2015

If they are to attract entrepreneurs and revive their fortunes, seaside towns need to develop a unique identity that, literally, puts them on the map. This is a key finding from a new report by the Centre for Entrepreneurs think tank.

StartUp Tour extends to 28 locations

StartUp Tour extends to 28 locations

9th July 2015

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

StartUp Britain bus tour to boost start-up rate to 600,000 in 2015

4th June 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 show appetite for growth

20th April 2015

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

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

8th March 2015

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.