Migrant entrepreneurs are building businesses and creating jobs for the UK, says the Centre for Entrepreneurs

The Centre for Entrepreneurs, where Moorgate CEO Robert Kelsey is deputy chairman, launched a major report Tuesday (4th March) on the contribution to the UK economy made by immigrant entrepreneurs. The report cites that one in seven UK businesses are set up by migrants – around 500,000 companies in total. The report – called ‘Migrant entrepreneurs: building our businesses, creating our jobs’ – is available on www.creatingourjobs.org. 

The launch achieved significant media coverage including, on radio: Wake Up to Money (BBC Radio 5), Today programme (BBC Radio 4) and LBC Radio, plus a mention on BBC TV’s Newsnight. Press coverage included: Financial Times (page 3, half page), TelegraphThe IndependentHuffington PostDaily MailDaily Star (page 2).

The vertical press coverage included: Management TodayBusiness ZoneStartupsLondon Loves Business.

And internationally, we achieved: The Times of IndiaHindustan TimesIndia Times.

Finally there was a commentary from: Allister Heath, City AM (here) and Damian Kimmelman, DueDil, joint author of the report (here).

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