Entries by Wendy Ferris

FSB Policy Conference

Professor Stephen Roper has been invited to talk to the Northern Ireland FSB Policy Conference at the Mac Centre, Belfast on the 16th September.
His topic is ‘The Small Business Administration:Something to Copy’ and reviews the evidence on the value of the SBA and the implications if a similar policy framework is introduced in the UK.

ERC Press coverage 2014

realbusiness   27/07/2014 Startup survival rates are best outside of big cities Huffington Post 10/06/2014 Coalition Overlooking ‘Worrying’ Rise Of Self-Employed Brits, Says Vicky Pryce The Telegraph Online  11/06/2014 Start-ups’ survival rate lowest in Liverpool Huffington Post 11/06/2014 Ukip’s ‘Ridiculous Nonsense’ About Migrants Slammed by Lord Bilimoria Business Reporter   11.06.2014 47 per cent of Liverpool start-ups… Read more

Research shows strong growth orientation of mid-market firms in the UK

A new research report The UK Mid Market: Pivoting to Growth’ (2014) by Professor Stephen Roper with GE Capital emphasises the strong growth orientation of UK mid-market firms and their optimism for growth over the next year. UK mid-market firms anticipate output growth of 6 per cent over the next year with exports growing 8 per cent.