Europe-wide study on ‘shock-proof’ firms ahead of Brexit

Europe-wide study on ‘shock-proof’ firms ahead of Brexit Two-year project will learn lessons from 3,000 of Europe’s most resilient firms to spread best practice Focus on under-represented groups will seek to understand how entrepreneurs overcome barriers With 70% of European jobs in SMEs, study is seen as vital pre-Brexit to cushion economic fallout A new… Read more

GEM UK 2017

The launch of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor ( GEM)  2017 takes place today at the NatWest Accelerator Hub in London. The annual global survey is the world’s most authoritative study of entrepreneurial activity and has been running since 1999, Speakers at the launch included Mark Hart, ERC, Aston business School and Jonathan Levie, ERC, Strathcylde… Read more

ERC Stakeholder Event.

The ERC held a Stakeholder Event on 27th June 2018 at The Shard in London at which we launched five new research projects. There was excellent engagement from the stakeholders present, with many points raised that will help inform the future direction of the new projects as they develop over the coming months. To view the… Read more

State of Small Business Britain 2018

On the 21st June the ERC welcomed over 100 delegates to The Shard for our fifth State of Small Business Britain Conference, which this year had a focus on the topical theme of ‘Productivity and Place’. Through a lively mix of presentations and discussions, the conference covered a range of issues affecting the productivity of… Read more

UK Growth Dashboard 2018

The UK Local Growth Dashboard has been developed by the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) and builds on the LEP Growth Dashboard first launched in June 2014.  Its purpose is to present a set of growth metrics for start-ups and existing firms across a range of sub-national geographies in the UK with a specific focus on… Read more

State of Small Business Britain Report 2018

This is the report launched at the ERC’s Annual State of Small Business Britain Conference 2018. The report brings together a range of the latest data and insights on the growth and performance of UK SMEs. It sets out key SME trends based on a round-up of the latest research evidence including analysis of the… Read more

Talking trademarks

We are all familiar with trademarks from “Google” to ‘McDonald’s”. But who are the UK’s most active trademarkers? And, how is the profile of trademarking changing in the UK? Some data recently published by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) on domestic trademark applications in the UK suggests some of the answers. Before looking at the… Read more

Latest Insight paper from the ERC

The latest Insight paper from the ERC is published today. Authored by ERC Director ,Stephen Roper. Recent trends in the digital creative sector in Coventry and Warwickshire. The digital creative sector plays a key role both a provider of jobs in its own right and also as an enabler of digital innovation in other sectors. In… Read more

SMEs are losing out in the innovation race

SMEs are losing ground to larger UK firms in terms of innovation. This is one of the key messages in new innovation data recently published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The data taken from the UK Innovation Survey (UKIS 2017) provides the first robust benchmark for levels of business innovation… Read more