The data reveals interesting and unexpected trends in the landscape of UK business start-ups during 2011, including a rise in post-retirement entrepreneurs and increasing levels of regional enterprise.
Start-up businesses enjoyed a resurgence in 2011, according to the annual Simply Business Start-up Index, which shows the first rise in annual growth since the start of the recession in 2008.
- Three per cent increase in UK start-ups in 2011
- 19 per cent rise in businesses started by retirement age entrepreneurs
- Entrepreneurship no longer confined to London with strong regional growth reported