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East of England in top 3 entrepreneurial regions in 2018

12 Jan East of England in top 3 entrepreneurial regions in 2018

People in the East of England are more likely to start their own business this year than those in nearly every other region of the UK according to a new poll on New Year’s resolutions for international development charity Traidcraft Exchange.

Timed to coincide with the launch of the Hidden Entrepreneur appeal in which the UK Government will match every donation made by the public, the poll conducted by independent market researcher Populus found that nearly 1 in 10 people from the East of England planned to start a new business in 2018. This puts the East of England third in enthusiasm for start-ups behind London in first and the North East/North West in joint second place.

“The East of England is an entrepreneurial hub so it’s a perfect match for Traidcraft Exchange’s Hidden Entrepreneur appeal through which people can to give more to charity and invest in exciting new businesses at the same time,” said Robin Roth, Chief Executive of Traidcraft Exchange.

“Every pound donated by the public will be matched by the UK Government, enabling us to help double the number of budding entrepreneurs in Kenya, Bangladesh and Senegal,” added Robin Roth.