The UK’s Entrepreneurs

The role of small and medium-sized businesses as creators of wealth and jobs has become increasingly important to the UK economy as lawmakers focus their attention on issues such as Brexit. The EY UK entrepreneur of the year award for 2019 recognises the excellence in both business and social enterprise of these innovators

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Many smaller companies want lawmakers to switch from Brexit to wealth creation

Steve Jackson recognised for excellence in social enterprise and business

London remains pre-eminent European tech hub, but Paris, Berlin and others are also growing

Stark lack of gender diversity across entrepreneurial landscape cannot be ignored

First movers gain most advantage before start-up boom swamps the market

Entrepreneurs are invigorating local economy area with help from a £50m task force

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