Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME)

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Ethnic minority businesses contribute an estimated £25 - £32* billion to the UK economy annually. The Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) has transformed the 'perceptions' of ethnic minority entrepreneurs by working with business policy-makers and influential organisations to engage collaboratively with overlooked or disregarded business communities.

Headed by Professor Monder Ram OBE, CREME has built up an enviable reputation regionally, nationally and internationally for its pioneering research and business engagement activities, promoting diversity and enterprise. Based in the University of Birmingham Business School, CREME delivers leading-edge expertise on business support for ethnic minority entrepreneurs.

* Regeneris Consulting (2010) EMBAN Legacy Report

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The latest news and updates from the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship.

LEPs, Growth and Minority Business

It's likely that Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) will remain intact regardless of which political party (or parties) prevails at the next General Election in May 2015. The jury's out on the extent to which LEPs have delivered on their remit to drive growth and create jobs.

The Business Support Landscape and Ethnic Minority Businesses: What we Know? What we don't Know, and What we aim to Know?

While existing research has been useful in painting a picture on who EMBs go to support and the some of the barriers they face, there are still important questions that remain

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Liz Frost, Centre Manager |  Tel: +44 (0)121 415 8438 |  Email:   creme@contacts.bham.ac.uk