Birmingham's Business Growth Outstrips Other UK Cities

Birmingham has seen the biggest growth in start-ups of all UK core cities with a 95% increase in new companies in 2014-15. They saw nearly 13,000 companies set up in 2014-5, a 95% increase from 6,640 in the previous financial year.


Top three UK Cities (2014-15)

1) Birmingham - 95% increase

2) Bristol - 83% increase

3) Manchester - 77% increase


Birmingham has both the most incubator programmes and highest number of start-ups outside of London, which was 175,385 in 2014/15, followed by Birmingham with 12,972. 

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