At the dawning of the year of the scale-up, for now it might seem that all of the news is about President Trump. But over the past few weeks an awakening has begun, with IW Capital revealing that 6.62 million investors believe that entrepreneurs will continue to play a critical role in driving private sector growth. Meanwhile the Government has put SMEs front and centre of their policy agenda at the launch of the Modern Industrial Strategy green paper, opening a consultation that will examine ways to support improve access to growth finance.
After several months of ambitious initiatives launched by the Government, we wanted to understand how public sector initiatives measure up against backing provided by private investment. To gauge this, we have launched a report highlighting the latest developments in public and private sector enterprise investments, and government initiatives and consultations.
All this talk of Scale-Up Britain leads perfectly to our next Race to Scale event: Make Your Business Rock! Continuing from our previous series of live pitch events, the first for 2017 will be kicking off at the Hippodrome on Thursday 30 March.
At this event, some of Britain’s most promising enterprise talent will pitch directly to an audience of the nation’s most active SME investors. Be sure not to miss out by buying your tickets now!