Birmingham Named the UK’s Entrepreneurial Hotspot

‘A New Year, A New You’ is the slogan for millions of people across the country at the start of the year.

As the usual resolutions fall by the wayside, the important decision to take your business to the next level is one that you will not regret.

Interestingly, research suggests that would-be entrepreneurs located in and around the Midlands area may have an added advantage after Birmingham was named as the UK’s most entrepreneurial region outside London. Statistics have revealed that there are more companies starting up in Birmingham than any other city outside the capital according to Start Up Britain.

Widely recognised as the second capital of the UK, Birmingham has led the way in entrepreneurial start-ups as it saw a staggering 16,281 new companies registered last year compared to the second highest city, Manchester, who registered 11,765 new businesses.

Despite the considerable battering that the country’s economy has endured in recent years, it would seem that Birmingham city is bouncing back bigger and better than ever before. The latest reports show a marked increase in the creation of new employment opportunities in the city compared to the alarming figures of four years ago. Be sure that Birmingham’s business success is no accident, with leader of Birmingham City Council, Sir Albert Bore, stating that the Council have purposefully set out to make the city the enterprise capital of the UK. It would appear that their hard work and efforts has paid off as Birmingham has proudly taken the mantle of best business start-up hotspot, beating off competition from Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Ideally situated at the heart of the country, and boasting superb travel road, rail and air travel networks to all major cities up and down the UK as well as abroad, the city of Birmingham is fast becoming the place to put down roots and set up business. Offering budding entrepreneurs a wealth of knowledge and support as well as a network of fellow start up business owners, this vibrant, energetic city is growing at a phenomenal pace.

Why not make 2014 the year your enterprise launches in to the stratosphere and partner with this fantastic city to ride the wave into a promising future for your business.

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