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.

State of Small Business Britain Conference

On June 10th the Centre hosted its inaugural ‘State of Small Business Britain’ Conference at the ACC Liverpool as part of the International Festival for Business 2014.


NEW DATA FROM ENTERPRISE RESEARCH CENTRE AND GROWTHACCELERATOR REVEALS START-UP SURVIVAL RATES ARE LOWEST IN BRITAIN’S BIG CITIES BUT CITY START-UPS THAT DO SURVIVE, GROW STRONGEST JUNE 10, 2014 – LONDON The Enterprise Research Centre (ERC), Britain’s foremost SME growth and entrepreneurship research centre, in partnership with GrowthAccelerator, has undertaken unique analysis of all 39 Local… Read more

 Rebuilding SME’s confidence to borrow

March 2014 A new report from the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) sheds more light on ‘discouraged borrowers’ – a previously under-explored group of SMEs who choose not to seek bank finance because they believe they will be unsuccessful. The report, ‘Back to Borrowing? Perspectives on the ‘Arc of Discouragement’, identifies a group of around  173,000… Read more

Visit to India

Professor James Hayton has recently returned from a trip to Mumbai visiting the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedebad (IIM-A) and their Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship