Britain needs entrepreneurial cities & towns:
Research has shown that the British economy would benefit to the tune of £34bn a year by 2030 if the local economies of towns and cities were to realise their full entrepreneurial potential over the next decade.
There’s no one secret to developing a rich entrepreneurial ecosystem. But knowing the traits that make a city entrepreneurial—and having a process for how to get there—can open the door to economic growth and mobility and take a city from surviving to thriving.
Entrepreneurial Britain will, through various touch points and initiatives, champion, support, encourage and recognise the entrepreneurial eco-systems within Great Britain.
Digital Summit Event
Entrepreneurial Britain LIVE will run over 3 days in March 2021 and will attract 10,000 attendees.
Research & Reports
Entrepreneurial Britain will produce fortnightly reports with partners focussing on key locations, industries and sector challenges..
Large scale PR campaign
There has never been a more important time to support entrepreneurship. This campaign will work with a number of media partners to shine a spotlight on entrepreneurial eco-systems and activity year round.
Outside of our large scale summit, Entrepreneurial Britain will regularly bring together groups of individuals and stakeholders (online and offline) to discuss and debate key topics and action points that will contribute to a more entrepreneurial Britain.
An awards programme that recognises excellence will celebrate initiatives, projects and eco-systems that are excelling in supporting and promoting entrepreneurial activity.
Entrepreneurial Eco-system Reports: Coming Soon!
Entrepreneurial Britain's campaign will shine a spotlight on the current state of play in Britain’s towns and cities to benchmark their entrepreneurial ecosystems against peers.
Each report will examine the regions accelerator programmes, hi-light investment into the area, evaluate start-ups, churn rate and business closures, benchmark patent applications, examine broadband capabilities and happiness indexes as well as other key indicators that contribute to successful entrepreneurial eco-systems.
What makes an entrepreneurial town or city truly exceptional?
Entrepreneurial Britain will support, celebrate and champion the towns and cities and stakeholders within them and will focus on:
There is a strong link between educational institutions and certain types of high return entrepreneurship.
For example, the history
of Silicon Valley would be totally different without Stanford.
Successful ecosystems develop processes that cultivate the flow of concepts, talent and resources.
The overall result is that moments of brilliance and invention are more consistent, through networking and knowledge sharing.
Quality of Life
The importance of quality of life is growing in part because of the emphasis placed on life outside of work by the millennial generation, and perhaps further spurred on by COVID.
Average house prices, crime rates per 1,000 of a city’s population, local visitor sites and attractions to note all play a part in determining the quality of life in a city, town or village.
Our programme will shine a spotlight on the successes of Local enterprise partnerships, Enterprise Zones, science parks, universities business services, accelerators and incubators as well as Smart City status.
Commercial rents, office stock availability and quality, co-work spaces, and high-speed broadband average speeds are all enablers of making a location supporting of entrepreneurship.
Access to Finance
Regionally focused grants, local angel investment networks, regional government funding will be a key stream within the content of Entrepreneurial Britain.
Proudly Supported by:
Entrepreneurial Britain is proud to be partnered with organisations joining us to take action to support and encourage entrepreneurship in Great Britain
Fresh Business Thinking
Global Entrepreneurship Week UK
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards