Latest BGF / Barclays INDEX

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 latest Entrepreneurs Index, published in March 2014, found that:

  • The number of active companies increased by 7% in 2013 to form 2.9m companies in total
  • The proportion of high-growth companies rose by 30% in the year to March 2013
  • Overall there was a 16% decline in the number of active companies undertaking share sales in the second half of 2013.


Download the latest Barclays and BGF Entrepreneurs Index (Volume IV), or watch the video here.