It is supported by Prime Minister David Cameron and has so far gathered the backing of brands such as Barclays, BlackBerry, Experian, Intel, Microsoft, McKinsey & Co. and Virgin Media.
Seven Hills has looked to become a specialist consultancy in the entrepreneurship space and has already helped to create the UK's first festival for business innovators, MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival.
The agency did PR for the launch event in London yesterday.Hayman said: ‘Start-ups and small firms are the engine of the economy and will be vital to our recovery. Today, SMEs provide nearly 60% of our jobs and 50% of GDP. StartUp Britain is designed to make it easier for new companies and innovations to flourish and encourage people who aspire to start new businesses to work for themselves. That way, we will ensure that this is the decade of the entrepreneur.’
Other business people behind the venture are:
Oli Barrett, Co-Sponsorship Agency
Duncan Cheatle, The Supper Club
Rajeeb Dey, Enternships.com
Emma Jones, Enterprise Nation
Lara Morgan, Company Shortcuts
Richard O’Connor, Chocolate and Love
Jamie Murray Wells, Glasses Direct and Hearing Direct