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Start-ups to hit record number in 2015

Blog | 24 June, 2015 | 0 Comments | Wellden User

The number of new start-ups starting business in 2015 is expected to reach a record 600,000, according to StartUp Britain.

Figures from the Centre for Entrepreneurs, which administers the scheme, show that annual start-up rates have increased each year from 2011.

According to the Centre for Entrepreneurs, there were:

  • 440,600 new start-ups in 2011; and
  • 581,173 in 2014.

The campaign is estimating that this trend will continue and lead to a record 600,000 new businesses setting up this year.

The government-backed national enterprise campaign, which is now entering its fourth year of operation, will begin a national tour to inspire and support budding entrepreneurs. The tour is set to visit 25 locations across the country and will consist of opportunities for one to one advice and workshops on a variety of topics.

Matt Smith, director of StartUp Britain, said:

“Since StartUp Britain launched in 2011 we have seen record breaking numbers of people each year starting businesses, showing that the entrepreneurial spirit within Britain continues to grow.”

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