North East could lead the way in business start-ups in 2018

People in the North East are more likely to start their own business or invest in someone else's this year, a new poll has revealed.

Saturday, 20th January 2018, 5:24 pm
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Gateshead-based international development charity Traidcraft Exchange says the poll shows that the North East leads the way above every other region outside London.

The poll found that one in 10 people from the North East planned to start a new business in 2018, and more than one in 14 would invest in someone else’s.

The poll coincided with the launch of the Hidden Entrepreneur appeal in which the UK Government will match every donation made by the public,

Traidcraft Exchange’s Hidden Entrepreneur appeal is part of the Government’s UK Aid Match scheme under which every donation from the public is matched by a contribution from the Department for International Development.

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The appeal will run until April 11.

Robin Roth, chief executive of Traidcraft Exchange, said: “Every pound donated by the public before April 11 will be matched by the UK Government, enabling us to help double the number of budding entrepreneurs in Kenya, Bangladesh and Senegal.”