In this report

British start-ups are finding a value in networking with other city clusters around the UK. The entrepreneurial map of Britain has become a cluster of clusters, from Aberdeen to Bristol, from Liverpool to London

Creative clusters beyond the capital

Steffan Aquarone (right) and Will Grant, the founders of mobile payment system Droplet
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The UK’s regions are hotbeds of innovation and networking

pupils at Caldicott School in Buckinghamshire

Ways to foster enterprise and ambition in young minds

A primary school scheme inspires pupils to build a business

Julia Groves of UK Crowdfunding

New regulations face their first big test

The UK has led a revolution in lending, with a crowdfunding market worth £1bn last year. Will the FCA rules pop the bubble?

Raising equity

How Chapel Down, the winemaker, is raising funds through crowdfunding

Duncan Cheatle

Start-ups want more clarity and less red tape

The state woos entrepreneurs with support programmes, trade initiatives and tax relief

Rosemary Squire and Howard Panter, joint chief executives of ATG
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From the West End to international beginnings

As she is recognised for her business acumen, Rosemary Squire of the Ambassador Theatre Group talks global expansion

Meet the winners

The talented entrepreneurs nominated in this year’s EY awards. Plus: methodology of the award

Tracy Mort

Sweet smells of homegrown success

The owner of a thriving bath and beauty brand says her ‘Made in England’ label is key to sales

Naked Wines boss has the angels on his side

Rowan Gormley is the man who brought crowdfunding to the wine business, and he tells the FT why the business model is powerful

More to tech scene than London as cities transform into digital hubs

Agency promotes benefits of other centres as well as the capital

More entrepreneurs – but few are looking to hire staff

Many of today’s companies do not necessarily require large numbers of employees, whether they are start-ups or not

‘Never mind the big names – has your mentor got the time?’

Start-ups must be selfish if they are to make the most of a business adviser’s support