Blooming business: could 2015 be a record year for start-ups?

This year could produce the highest number of new businesses on record

There are set to be more than 600,000 new start-ups this year – more than any other year on record.

Last year, the UK saw the creation of 581,173 companies and this year is likely to smash that total, according to the think tank Centre for Entrepreneurs.

The think tank runs the StartUp Britain campaign which is currently touring the UK in a double decker bus offering free mentoring and workshops to those wanting to start their own businesses.

Where can you catch the bus?

  • 23rd June Official launch & Old Spitalfields Market, London
  • 24th June Cambridge
  • 25th June Birmingham
  • 27th June London Pride
  • 29th June Newcastle
  • 30th June Middlesbrough
  • 1st July York
  • 2nd July Leeds
  • 3rd July Manchester
  • 6th July Liverpool
  • 7th July Nottingham
  • 8th July Bristol
  • 9th July Swansea
  • 10th July Cardiff
  • 20th July Plymouth
  • 21st July Bournemouth
  • 22nd July Swindon
  • 23rd July Brighton
  • 24th July Margate
  • 3rd August Edinburgh
  • 4th August Glasgow
  • 5th August Dundee
  • 6th August Aberdeen
  • 7th August Inverness

StartUp Britain director, Matt Smith said: “Since StartUp Britain launched in 2011 we have seen record breaking numbers of people each year starting businesses, showing that the entrepreneurial spirit within Britain continues to grow.

“By parking the StartUp Britain bus in town squares across the country, we want to give people the confidence and inspiration to turn their business ideas into reality”.

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