Posted by: the3rdi | February 15, 2011

Supporting Women’s Enterprise for Economic Growth

I would like to share with you a newly published report entitled “Supporting
Women’s Enterprise for Economic Growth: A Baseline Report for the North West of
England” which has been produced as part of the NW Women ‘ s Enterprise Forum
Legacy.To access the report and executive summary click on the link below:

http://www.nwriu.co.uk/research_and_intelligence/economy/economy_publications/womens_enterprise_report.aspx

This report supports the socio-economic argument for strategically supporting
women’s enterprise, setting out the economic imperative for supporting and
developing women’s enterprise. It is estimated that women-led small to medium
sized enterprises (SMEs) contribute approximately £50 billion to the UK economy
and the latest UK data indicates that “an increase in the number of majority
women-led businesses by 100,000 would lead to an additional £7 billion annual
output in the economy”.

The aim of the report is to provide an evidential baseline drawing on recent
regional data and research to help inform the development of emerging enterprise
frameworks to ensure that future business support is fit for purpose and
continues to encourage and support women in business. The report also provides a
brief overview of the main activities undertaken during the life of the Business
Forums project

If you have any questions about the report please do not hesitate to contact :
Jo Cocker
Women’s Enterprise Development Manager
T: +44 (0) 1925 400571
M: +44 (0) 7748334507
Northwest Regional Development Agency
Renaissance House
Centre Park
Warrington
Cheshire
WA1 1QN

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