January 2021 Press Coverage

Business Live: The challenges and opportunities facing SMEs Real Business: Are business survival statistics relevant? Business Leader: Small businesses entitled to insurance payouts covering losses during first lockdown following supreme court ruling  

December 2020 Press Coverage

Financial Times: Starting a business in the midst of a pandemic  Business Fast: Starting a business in the midst of a pandemic  Bdaily: Major initiative calls on Midlands businesses to prioritise mental health and boost productivity  Love Business: Major initiative calls on East Midlands businesses to prioritise mental health and boost productivity  H&W Chamber: The… Read more

Autumn 2020 Press Coverage

FT: Do entrepreneurs need an MBA? The Express : Boris Johnson 3-tier system to harm the self-employed  Sunday Times: Winter is coming – and so are the insolvencies Start Your Business Magazine: Post-Covid Gains. ‘Laggards’ key to post-Covid productivity gains Research Professional News: Researchers fear spending review might be downgraded London Loves Business: Chancellor’s new measures… Read more

Summer 2020 Press Coverage

The Times: How small businesses can get one over the big boys in Zoom revolution Good News Liverpool: Ground-breaking collaboration set to highlight social enterprises Invest Liverpool: Women’s Org to help deliver major UK research project Bdaily: Ground-breaking new research collaboration is set to shine a light on social enterprises North West Business News: Ground-breaking… Read more

June 2020 Press Coverage

Business News Wales: Lack of support for workers’ mental health “cuts firm productivity by a quarter”  IPSE: IPSE sets out case for more support for self-employed in latest Treasury Committee evidence                      

May 2020 Press Coverage

FT Online: UK’s emergency loans for small companies likely to bring rash of defaults, say bankers Evening Standard: More than 635,000 jobs at risk from disputed business interruption claims SME online: Ignoring mental health issues could cost firms millions Hereford & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce: Lack of support for workers’ mental health “cuts firm productivity… Read more

April 2020 Press Coverage

Wired.co.uk This is how coronavirus will upend the economy over the next year FT Online: Coronavirus claims thousands of UK businesses The Times: ‘Pincer movement’ threat to economy Reuters: UK company closures jumped in March as COVID-19 crisis grew MailOnline (from Reuters): UK company closures jumped in March as COVID-19 crisis grew The New York… Read more

Press Coverage : Covid19: Critique and Proposals to Develop More Comprehensive and Inclusive Support for the SelfEmployed. Research Report. April 2020

Birmingham Live: Coronavirus crisis could mean 100,000 jobs lost around Birmingham, expert warns Radio Interview on You-Tube Telegraph : Blackhole of financial support threatens to ‘decimate’ generation of entrepreneurs Mirror : Seven million workers to be paid by state as firms join coronavirus furlough scheme                

Northern Powerhouse Growth Dashboard press coverage

BBC News: New ‘east-west divide’ splitting north start-up economy Yorkshire Times: East-West divide sees Manchester pull ahead in Northern Powerhouse Enterprise Race  Northern Echo here: East – West divide sees Manchester pull ahead in Northern Powerhouse Enterprise Race Business Insider: East /West divide emerges in Northern Powerhouse Research              … Read more

November & December 2019 Press Coverage

Financial Times Special Report – the UK’s Entrepreneurs Belfast Telegraph Why Investment can begin at home   Financial Times Scale-ups prioritised in productivity drive  Financial Times Tees Valley steels itself for recovery with start-up funds Financial Times UK political parties urged to focus on champions of prosperity                    … Read more