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Government and Global Brands back National Drive to inspire entrepreneurship: New national package delivers £1500 to every start-up business.
Over 60 leading brands have pledged millions of pounds worth of support to new entrepreneurs under a major new campaign launched by the Prime Minister recently.
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.
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 Prime Minister David Cameron and HM Government and has so far gathered the backing of significant international brands including Barclays, BlackBerry, Experian, Intel,Microsoft,McKinsey & Co. and Virgin Media.
Pledges to date include services and benefits comprising advertising and marketing, office space, broadband, finance and mentoring support for start-up companies.
In total Startup Britain will deliver a benefit package that represents over £1500 in value for every start-up company in Britain.
The face of the StartUp Britain campaign is a unique web portal which will point the way to some of the best resources available for business owners. It will be the first ever portal to bring together in one place the wide range of existing resources and will enable new businesses to access the package of support pledged to StartUp Britain from international brands.
The Prime Minister David Cameron said: “We won’t build the future we want to see in this country if we go back to the bad old days of big government spending, big borrowing and big debt.The recovery we need is a private sector-led recovery, a recovery with ‘Made in Britain’ stamped all over it.
“We need to see a country where new businesses are starting up on every street, in every town; where entrepreneurs are everywhere.
“We put out a call to business to rise up and help us drive the recovery and StartUp Britain is part of the answer to that call.That’s what’s really exciting about this.The people best placed to help business are the people who do business.”