UK Growth Dashboard 2015

UK Growth Dashboard reveals surprise landscape of SME growth in aftermath of the Great Recession The UK Growth Dashboard 2015, a new study by the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) in partnership with Business Growth Service looks at a range of indicators to  shed new light on the health of small businesses and entrepreneurship across the whole of the… Read more

ERC State of Small Business Britain conference 2015. Speaker & Programme details Released

We look forward to welcoming our speakers,panellists and delegates to the ERC State of Small Business conference at the Thinktank,Birmingham on Tuesday June 16th 2015. Join in the [email protected]_UK . Alongside our ERC colleagues,we have a distinguished line up of guest speakers. Click here to view the full list. Full Programme timings available here  Online Registration is now… Read more

Realising the Growth Potential of New Businesses.

The ERC in collaboration with the CDFA held a 1 day event ‘ Realising the Growth Potential of New Businesses’ at the Shard, London on Monday June 1st 2015. This workshop hosted by Ben Hughes, CEO – CDFA and Stephen Roper , Director  – ERC  explored the changing nature of micro business in the UK… Read more

Innovation & Local Growth workshop

The ERC Innovation and local growth workshop took place at WBS @The Shard on Thursday May 28th and provided new insights into the geography of Innovation across the UK, the strengths and weaknesses of local innovation eco-systems and support mechanisms, and a comparison of local innovation dynamics in the UK and USA. With an audience  from… Read more


Women’s Enterprise Scotland – International Conference: 12th/13th May 2015, Glasgow Caledonian University ERC Associate director, Professor Sara Carter  has been invited to speak at the Women’s Enterprise Scotland  International Conference 2015, delivering insights on ERC related research regarding  the contribution of women business owners to economic growth. The conference will be attended by those involved in… Read more

ERC @ BIS Enterprise Research Conference 2015

ERC Researchers made a significant contribution to the BIS Enterprise Research Conference on 3rd March at the ERC’s London home in the Shard. Mark Hart launched the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report on entrepreneurship and Jonathan Levie and Ute Stephan presented two new pieces of ERC research for BIS looking at the relationship between ambition… Read more

GEM 2014 : New generation of entrepreneurs riding UK’s economic recovery

Written by a team of entrepreneurship researchers lead by Mark Hart, ERC , Aston Business school &  Jonathan Levie, ERC, Strathcylde Business School  ,the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) UK 2014 report released today, compares entrepreneurial activity, attitudes and aspirations in the UK, France, Germany and the US – and reveals that the UK has pulled ahead… Read more

Understanding Small Business Growth 2015

The ERCs Inaugural Academic research conference took place at Aston Business School on  – Wednesday February 11th 2015 giving attending delegates an opportunity to hear about the latest small business research from the Enterprise Research Centre alongside its international partners . Attended by  analysts working in small business policy and support organisations and academics with… Read more

FSB Local Business Support Report

FSB release new report  on Local Business Support . ERC has worked closely with the Federation of Small Businesses to provide the evidence underpinning a new report published today.  Aimed at the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs),  ‘A new design: making local support work for business’ reveals that current support is often ineffective, holding back the… Read more

Special ERC Issue: International Small Business Journal

The work of the Enterprise Research Centre  features in a Special Issue of the International Small Business Journal ‘Building the evidence base for SME growth policy’ In this special issue the ERC aim to identify those areas in which solid evidence does exist and highlight remaining gaps in the evidence base. Articles focus on five key… Read more