Commenting on the report’s publication, Jes said: “Barclays is proud to have worked with some of the world’s foremost experts in entrepreneurship from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge on this report. The challenges affecting business growth in the UK must be addressed for the sake of long-term economic growth and job creation and we want to lead the way, working with policy makers and business, in driving forward the recommendations outlined. The report is one step towards helping more businesses achieve their growth ambitions, but it is an important step and one that we look forward to building on.”
Following today’s launch, Barclays’ partnership with Oxford and Cambridge will continue the debate on the future of entrepreneurship at a roundtable on 11 May to discuss the report recommendations at the Saïd Business School, in conjunction with the Scale-up Institute. Beyond that, the report will be discussed with a wide range of policymakers and influencers across the UK, with a view to developing a clear roadmap for increasing the number of UK scale-ups.