Case Study: Entrepreneurial Spark powered by NatWest – UK

This Case is associated with Recommendation 12

Other cases associated with recommendation 12:

After staff costs, accommodation is the next largest fixed overhead and a lot of our investors' cash goes into paying landlords and local authorities.[1]

Lease commitments for a rapidly growing (or shrinking) company are a huge burden.[1]

80% of scale-ups said they would able to grow company faster if local and sub-national government made available publicly-owned offices and buildings on flexible, short-term contracts.[1]

78% of scale-up leaders said they would be able to grow faster if universities and large corporates opened up their R&D facilities to them.[2]

[1] YouGov Scale-up Survey. Sept 2014. Q 12
[2] YouGov Scale-up Survey. Sept 2014. Q 14