researching the economic and social value created by entrepreneurs
The Centre for Entrepreneurs researches the economic and social value created by entrepreneurs. We explore issues facing the UK’s entrepreneurial community, including how to uncover potential in under-represented groups and locations.
Our research reports have:
- advocated in-prison entrepreneurship programmes;
- uncovered how entrepreneurs are reviving seaside towns;
- shattered negative stereotypes affecting women entrepreneurs;
- championed angel investors as Britain’s unsung heroes.
Some reports have also led to the creation of new networks:
- we examined the role of universities in supporting high-growth graduate startups and then launched the Incubator and Accelerator Network – a best practice network to increase at the scale and impact of business incubation;
- we advocated for refugee entrepreneurs and then launched the Refugee Entrepreneurship Network, a global community of organisations that works to improve the scale and impact of refugee entrepreneurship programmes.
We have also published original data on:
- migrant entrepreneurs;
- annual company formation rates;
- local authority SME spending.
Every January, we publish an analysis of Company House data. Since 2014, this detailed snapshot of business formations across the UK allows politicians and business leaders to gauge the state of entrepreneurship in the UK.