From today StartUp Britain’s website will display a StartUp Tracker – an authoritative statistic showing how many businesses are being set up each day in the UK, offering regular and accessible insight into the growing self-starter trend for the first time.
Emma Jones, business expert and StartUp Britain co-founder said: “It’s astonishing to think that in the last week alone 8,675 people decided to start up here in Britain.
“We’re seeing record numbers of people setting up a business. Our StartUp Tracker will offer a daily confidence boost to anyone thinking about starting up.
“We felt it was vitally important to capitalise on the emerging optimism in the start-up sector and our tracker statistics will not only make for interesting reading, we hope they will offer an Olympian boost to those who might find encouragement by finding out that they are not alone!
“We think our statistics have the potential to help deliver real benefit.”
The tracker has been created using data from Companies House and interpreted for the tracker by the Made Simple Group.
Made Simple’s CEO, Howard Graham said: “These stats are very telling about the optimism and momentum within the start-up sector – the StartUp Tracker makes this visible for all to see and plots the highs and lows as well as potentially making it possible for us to discover what makes certain days more attractive for setting up a business.”
Emily Savage-McGlynn launched her snappy cafetiere warmer company Couva Coffee Couture on Friday.
After completing a PhD in child psychology at Cambridge University, the 34-year-old mum decided she wanted to do something she was passionate about, that involved creativity and using her hands.
Emily, who now works at Oxford University as a researcher in child psychology, said: “I’ve been using a cafetiere for years, and have always looked for a solution to the problem of keeping the coffee hot.
“We spend hours around the table, but never quite get around to finishing the coffee before it’s gone cold. Warming it up in the microwave just isn’t the same. So I came up with a really lovely solution.
“It’s got a unique reflective layer that keeps coffee piping hot – and looks stylish at the same time.
“I really wanted to do something I’m passionate about and that I enjoy. I think I’ve spotted a gap in the market and I’m so excited!”
Emily, who lives in Oxford, registered her company six months ago and has been chipping away at getting ready for the launch since then, in between looking after her four-year-old son.
She said: “I’m ready to go! I’ve got my logo and packaging and I’ve even booked my first fair for next month!”