It’s Almost Despite Our Politicians – Latest from Justin Urquhart Stewart

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Originally trained as a lawyer, he has observed the retail market industry for 20 years whilst at Barclays Stockbrokers and developed a unique understanding of the market’s roles and benefits for the private investor.

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It’s almost despite our politicians. It’s usually ignored by our media, and it’s usually regarded by most as an area for the slightly daft. Actually this is probably the most important aspect of our economy. I talk of course about our burgeoning entrepreneurialism in the UK.

In 2012, 484,224 new businesses were registered in the UK, up from 440,600 in the previous year and almost a world away from an average of around 150,000 to 180,000 back in the 70’s and 80’s. Something has changed and it appears to be quite a fundamental alteration in the UK economy.

The smaller to medium sized enterprises (SMEs, defined as having less than 250 employees) are actually the life blood of the UK economy, with more employment and investment than the traditional leviathans that we normally hear about.