Invest NI Workshop on Enterprise

ERC Deputy  Director Mark Hart presented the latest GEM findings at an internal workshop for Invest NI business development staff and summarised some key elements of other recent ERC research.  The Growth Dashboard and Innovation Benchmark report were highlighted as was the work on the importance of Leadership and Management Skills for SME development and… Read more

ERC at conference

ERC’s Mark Hart and Stephen Roper are both participating in fringe events at the Conservative Party Conference on October 6th 2015. Mark Hart  is one of the key speakers at an evening event hosted by Bright Blue in partnership with the IPSE entitled: “Going it alone: supporting self-employed Britain”. Stephen Roper has been invited by the… Read more


SMES: HOW PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS CAN GROW YOUR BUSINESS Research shows that a lack of management skills is responsible for 56% of small business failures, yet just one in three businesses with 5-24 employees have provided management training in the last 12 months. Growing Your Small Business connects SMEs with their local business schools and… Read more