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Business formations recover to reach new high in 2018
The latest Companies House data, as analysed by the Centre for Entrepreneurs, shows that business formations recovered from a drop in 2017 to reach a record 663,272 in 2018.
- The Sunday Times: Surge in startups defies economic gloom
- CityAM: Doom or boom? London startups defy economic woes with jump in launches
- UK brings largest ever delegation to world’s biggest trade show (gov.uk)
- London and UK top European tech investment tables (UK Tech News covers London & Partners and PitchBook research)
- ‘Being called a mumpreneur is patronising’ (BBC covers a Moneycorp survey that replicates the findings of CFE’s ‘Shattering stereotypes‘ 2015 research)
- Crowdcube announces £500,000 fund to boost inclusive UK fintech(Forbes)
- UK high streets ‘have twice as many shops as needed’ (BBC covers ‘The high street report‘, a government review by Sir John Timpson)
- The CES showcases innovative Britain at its best (Dr Liam Fox, international trade secretary)
- Deal or no deal: The post-Brexit future of UK tech (Russ Shaw, founder, Tech London Advocates)
- A founder’s hierarchy of needs (Dave Learner, director of entrepreneurship, Columbia Business School)
- A community-led vision for our high streets (Vidhya Alakson, CEO, Power to Change)
- Are you clued up about the Apprenticeship Levy? (Charlie Mullins, founder, Pimlico Plumbers)