Barclays & BGF Entrepreneurs Index

November 2014

The Barclays and BGF Entrepreneurs Index examines the entrepreneurial landscape in the UK by looking at the levels of activity occurring at different stages of the entrepreneurial lifecycle.

The report analyses a number of data sets to provide a snapshot of the entrepreneurial lifecycle in the UK – from start-up, through growth, to the point of liquidity at which wealth is created. Featuring interviews with experts and entrepreneurs themselves, the report paints a detailed picture of the factors influencing entrepreneurial activity. The result is a comprehensive view of activity levels across business sectors and regions.

The fifth volume of the Entrepreneurs Index, published in November 2014, found that:

  • The number of active companies increased by 3.9% in the first half of 2014 to form three million companies in total
  • In the 12 months to June 2014, there was an 8.2% increase in the number of partial or full sales of companies resulting in at least £0.2m of individual wealth creation
  • Strong entrepreneurial activity seen across regions, particularly in the West Midlands and the East of England, and also in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales


Download the latest Barclays and BGF Entrepreneurs Index (Volume V) here.