• Mair Bell

Evaluation of Business Survivability and Growth on the Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme

The Prince’s Trust commissioned Wavehill in October 2015 to explore the extent to which businesses established by young people supported by the Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme survive and grow.The evaluation engaged 628 Enterprise Programme participants with some accessing post start up support and some choosing not to (the comparison group for the research).They had all participated in the programme three years previously enabling a longitudinal assessment of their businesses performance in the early years. A host of topics were discussed with participants alongside a measurement of their turnover, employment, profitability and survivability. The research was well received and formed a centrepiece of a parliamentary event in March 2016 for UK-policy makes in the area of business start-up support.The findings have subsequently played a key role in shaping the Prince’s Trust’s approach to enterprise provision in the future.

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