Posts Categorized: EU Referendum

£400m venture capital boost will help, but we need to support growing firms even more

Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in the Autumn statement his plan to pump £400m of venture capital funds into the British Business Bank, unlocking £1bn of new finance for growing firms. Philip Salter responded in an article for Real Business: Philip Salter, director of The Entrepreneurs Network, said: “£400m into venture capital funds through the British Business… Read more »

Small Business Taskforce have no easy task

The Telegraph has reported on the creation of the Small Business Taskforce – a group of organisations, including The Entrepreneurs Network, who have come together to champion SMEs in the UK. The Taskforce is key to protecting British businesses as it offers ministers a “sounding board” so they may understand how new regulations will effect businesses before they come into place. The… Read more »

Huffington Post article: Small Business Taskforce is a big force for good

The Huffington Post has reported on the Small Business Taskforce – a group of 14 business bodies (including The Entrepreneurs Network) who have come together to ensure Britain remains a start-up friendly country after Brexit. The Small Business Taskforce is calling on the new government to work out trade deals, budgets and immigration policies that help small companies… Read more »

Fighting to make enterprise a priority again

The Economist’s article included The Entrepreneur’s Network as a key group campaigning for a business-friendly Britain. There are fears that the UK has become less attractive to entrepreneurs following the Brexit vote, with the number of new business registrations slowing down as of June. However, the article suggests that policies such as cutting corporation tax, handing out city visas… Read more »

Introducing the Small Business Taskforce

Over the past five years, the UK has become one of the best places in the world to start and grow a business. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor puts the UK at number one in Europe and number four globally. This has been enabled by the low costs of start-up entry, accessible technology, a flexible economy and a positive attitude towards self-starters and entrepreneurship; from… Read more »

An interview with three Sirius businesswomen

The Sirius Programme helps high growth business ideas from international students to start-up in the UK, and it it thanks to them that we can tap into so much global entrepreneurial spirit to boost our own economy. The Brexit vote has raised many questions about the future of business in the UK but it is clear that we should do everything… Read more »

Business groups join forces to reassure Britain’s smallest firms over Brexit

A cohort of small business representative groups have joined forces to offer a consistent line of support to Britain’s smallest firms and the self-employed following the EU referendum. The nine organisations agreed in a meeting on Tuesday/June 28 to coordinate their efforts in the interests of offering positive reassurance to small businesses. The representatives from… Read more »

Do large corporates do more harm than good by donating to the “In” campaign? | Philip Salter argues NO in City AM

The Entrepreneurs Network’s director Philip Salter argued against the idea that Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan were wrong to get involved in the EU debate. “Companies have a single overarching responsibility: to deliver for their shareholders. How they do this will vary from one company to another.. but some will think it reasonable to back organisations… Read more »