New event aimed at start-ups

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PKF Francis Clark is holding a new business event next month aimed specifically at start-ups.

Taking place during Cornwall Business Week and being run alongside the Cornwall Business Fair at Truro School on April 18, Start up Cornwall will feature a number of presentations, showcasing the range of funding and support that is available to new businesses in the Duchy.

Since the recovery from the 2008-09 recession, the start-up story across the UK has been strongly positive. ONS figures show that in 2016 the number of business births rose from 383,000 to 414,000, a rise from 14.3% of businesses to 14.6%.

589,008 new businesses set up shop in 2017, and the UK five-year survival rate for businesses born in 2011 and still active in 2016 was 44.1%. By region, the highest five-year survival rate was in the south west, at 47.0%.

PKF Francis Clark’s Andrew James organised the event and said: “At a time when we are seeing a record number of new business start- ups in the region, we are hoping our new event will be very well attended.

“It really is a one – stop shop to find out everything you need to know about start- up funding and the opportunity to pick up financing tips, hear success stories and meet other entrepreneurs.”

Entry to Start up Cornwall 2018 is free and places can be booked here.