Doncaster – one of the best places for business enterprise

Doncaster is the third best place in Britain to start a business, according to a new survey.

After many challenging years for businesses across the UK, Instant Offices, which helps employers search for office space, has analysed Companies House data to work out which UK towns and cities are fighting back with the strongest entrepreneurial spirit.

Instant Offices analysed the population to start-up ratio across the country’s top towns and cities to discover which locations saw the highest concentration of entrepreneurs in the last 12 months. The data revealed the top locations for entrepreneurs launching new ventures.

The data showed Manchester as top for the UK’s most entrepreneurial city, with a 23% increase in the number of businesses registered in 2021 with Preston and Doncaster in second and third positions respectively. Both places have seen significant growth in business over the past two years since the pandemic started.

In Doncaster, 3,067 companies were established in 2021; a 26.9 per cent growth on the previous year, according to data analysed by Instant Offices.

The widespread switch to remote working and online shopping fuelled a digital transformation in the UK. This has also given aspiring entrepreneurs the final push needed to start their own businesses from home.

Launchpad Doncaster is a fully inclusive programme designed to help ambitious entrepreneurs set up, run and grow successful businesses.

The programme, delivered by Business Doncaster and Doncaster Chamber provides fully funded support to any individual or business in Doncaster and brings together a wide range of business start-up and support services and one to one support from business advisors and coaches. It can also support businesses (with less than 10 employees and less than £10m turnover) to take the next step if they want to grow their business.

If you are interested in starting your own business or to want to find out more about Launchpad please call 01302 736986 (option 3) or visit:


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