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The world is bigger for UK entrepreneurs vs. Europe

16th June 2017

Just this morning Prince Andrew commented on how much bigger the world is for UK entrepreneurs vs. Europe.  For example, we learned that lots of people believe the Atom was discovered in Switzerland (when in fact it was Manchester), the first pair of trainers (most think was founded in the USA) but it was here in Bolton! Frankly, we need to get much more pro-UK start-ups as we are very good at them as a nation and we could easily build back many of our traditional industries here in the UK.  You don’t need to look far to find many fine examples of UK innovation, improvement and individual quality of services and products, which really make this country great.

We shouldn’t let anyone tell us that the UK is poor in the ‘idea generation bank’ it is simply not true. The Brexit process is boring (it’s got considerably less boring now that the politics has warmed up a touch of course), but that’s what politicians do. When they have a minute, they might find that creating an investment profile that takes shares in start-ups in return for funding to a seed/startup capital level (I referring to a proper capital level), by using licensed start-up review processes, could become very fruitful for the country’s investment returns down the line. Once we have a clear, red tape/authoritarian free road to being able to be masters of our own destiny, look out world…

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