Prime Minister David Cameron has helped launch a major new initiative to support entrepreneurs.
StartUp Britain is a ground-breaking response from the private sector to the Government’s call for an “enterprise-led” recovery.
It will deliver the very best in support and advice for startup companies, led by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.
Welcoming the campaign, Mr Cameron said the ”people best placed to help business are the people who do business”.
The PM said:
If you’ve been turning over a good idea for years now is the time to make something of it. If you’re working for a big firm but know you could do a better job on your own now is the time to make the leap. If you’re dreaming about starting up the next great British brand - now is the time to make it happen.
There are thousands of people out there who are entrepreneurs but they just don’t know it yet. There are millions of success stories that haven’t been written yet. So seize this moment. Take these opportunities. Make it happen and together we can drive our economy forward.
StartUp Britain will be a champion for the UK’s 270,000 businesses that start up every year aiming to help drive growth by accelerating, inspiring and celebrating Britain’s start-up talent.
It is fully supported by the Coalition Government and has so far gathered the backing of significant international brands including Barclays, BlackBerry, Experian, Intel, Microsoft, McKinsey & Co. and Virgin Media.
The Government has also set out a series of measures to help inspire, support and grow business startups including support for every school in England to run its own business; and creating enterprise societies in every University to develop the ambition and skills for enterprise.