Posts Categorized: UK Entrepreneurship

Open Letter to the Next Prime Minister

In our view, there should have been immediate plans to boost British businesses in the manifestos. The next Government, regardless of its political persuasion, must prioritise support of the millions of start-ups, scale-ups and entrepreneurs around the UK. These are the job creators that will continue to fuel the economy, improve productivity, exploit trade opportunities,… Read more »

The 7 Myths Of High Growth Firms

A recent debate article by Ross Brown, Suzanne Mawson and Colin Mason caught my eye. Myth-busting and entrepreneurship policy: the case of high growth firms challenges some common held beliefs about high growth firms…   Read the full article here.

Eight founders on The Founder

With the blockbuster film “The Founder” just hitting the cinemas, Philip Salter asked eight entrepreneurs what they thought about Michael Keaton portraying perhaps one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time: Ray Croc, the ‘founder’ of MacDonald’s. To an ordinary audience, Ray Croc might have come off as relentless and greedy, but entrepreneurs are… Read more »

Local councils fail to support business growth

A report by the Business Census 2017 showed that most businesses feel local council support is getting worse, with 7 out of 10 of businesses feeling let down. The areas that were most unhappy were the East of England and Northern Ireland, whereas London and Scotland were most content with support. Philip Salter, founder of The Entrepreneurs… Read more »

Local government business support has dwindled

The support that local governments give to businesses has weakened this past year, according to a survey by Business Census 2017 Report, with now 70% of businesses unhappy with the help. The survey also found that increasingly businesses are concerned about the global state of politics, although the majority surveyed have not been affected by Brexit so… Read more »

How the landlords aren’t moving fast enough

The latest Proptech roundtable on the transformation of the property market stressed the importance of landlords keeping up with increasingly fast-moving tech companies. Co-working could be one solution, but the roundtable also showed that it’s not just the landlords that are holding businesses back. Internet connectivity, insurance buy ativan online overnight problems and exorbitant taxes on property development all were raised…. Read more »

The Autumn Statement – three entrepreneurs react

As the new chancellor has just released his first Autumn Statement, Philip Salter interviews three entrepreneurs to see how they think it will impact small businesses, freelancers and the self-employed. Overall, although the chancellor’s commitment to honour the drop in corporation tax will be welcomed by many, there are still concerns that particularly small companies will be vulnerable… Read more »

Barclays report shines the spotlight on British start-ups

A new Barclays report has showed that the UK had a better environment for growth in the months leading up to the referendum than at any other time since 2011, due to access to finance, improved regulation and increased research and innovation. However, as Annabel Denham writes in Huffpost Politics, the environment for British entrepreneurship is… Read more »

£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 »