Leicester has been named as the third best location to start a small business in the UK for the second year in a row according to recent research compiled by Informi.
Leicester made it into the top three after information was studied from 65 UK towns and cities relating to a number of factors that can be important for smaller company survival, including the density of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), digital connectivity and house prices. The city was specifically praised for its large number of high growth SMEs.
Brighton and Cambridge took the gold and silver positions, also for the second year in a row. Brighton came top of the list for the second successive year, due predominantly to its superfast broadband penetration rate, low pollution levels and high number of business start-ups while technology hub Cambridge scored well on its low number of SME closures and strong digital connectivity.
The full report can be read here: www.informi.co.uk