The Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) was established in February 2013 to answer one central question ‘What drives SME Growth?’

Our mission is to become a focal point internationally for research, knowledge and expertise on SME growth and entrepreneurship. ERC brings the evidence base on SMEs and enterprise together, drives out new research insights and works with policy makers and practitioners to ensure research shapes better policies and practices to help SMEs to grow.

Watch the video to find out more about the work of the Centre by the Director, Prof Stephen Roper.

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On 5th & 6th November, the ISBE 2014 conference ” The Future of Enterprise: The Innovation Revolution” took place in Manchester.
ERC contributed to the conference through the presentation of a number of research papers, contribution to the leadership of a conference track on ‘SME growth and performance’ and leading a Masterclass on ‘Impact by Design’.

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“File on 4″ BBC Radio 4 -Private Equity: Winners and Losers

“File on 4″ BBC Radio 4 (4th November) -Private Equity: Winners and Losers . Features Professor Mike Wright , ERC ,Warwick Business School

The 18th Annual Ethnic Minority Business Conference

The 18th Annual Ethnic Minority Business Conference, the UK’s benchmark event on diversity and entrepreneurship was held on October 28th in Birmingham, UK.