LONDON, March 29, 2011/PRNewswire/ — Today sees the official launch of StartUp Britain – a new campaign ‘by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs’- and Instant are one of the key corporate supporters, providing free advice to start-ups on UK and overseas office space. The launch event was attended by the Prime Minister, the Chancellor George Osborne and the Business Secretary Vince Cable. Rob Hamilton from Instant was there as one of the corporate supporters and he believes his business is well-placed to advise and mentor new start-ups.
The StartUp Britain campaign is a response from the private sector to the Government’s call for an ‘enterprise-led’ recovery, in which the private sector takes on some of the responsibility for educating and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs. It is designed to promote and accelerate the growth and development of small businesses and has the full backing of David Cameron and the Government.
The initiative will use the enormous pool of entrepreneurial expertise available in Britain to point start up companies in the right direction for success. The StartUp Britain website provides a ‘living marketplace’ for help and advice to people who are thinking about setting up a new business, or those who may be struggling to get off the ground.
Instant’s founder and CEO, Rob Hamilton commented, “This is a truly innovative way to support the growth of new enterprise and we are delighted to be part of the campaign. Finding an office or working out where to locate can often be a difficult decision for new start-ups, and Instant are happy to be able to offer free advice that may alleviate some of that particular headache. By using the private sector to support new enterprise, we can reduce the costs to the taxpayer, but more importantly, new start-ups can be confident that the advice they get is based on real experience and understanding of the issues.”
Instant was set up in 1999 to bring the fragmented market for serviced offices into one online market-place. Since then the business has grown significantly, with annual turnover this year forecast to grow by 45%. Instant has also been placed in the Sunday Times best small companies to work for every year for the last four years, this year gaining a 3* accreditation.
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