York entrepreneurs join in StartUp Britain Tour

More budding and established entrepreneurs visited the StartUp Britain Tour bus in York yesterday (1 July) to receive business mentoring and guidance.

The tour continues in Leeds today as it stops at Briggate after already visiting London, Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Cambridge.

The campaign is aimed at SMEs as well as start-ups and is free to attend between 10am and 4pm throughout the nationwide tour.

Speaking on the campaign so far, StartUp Britain campaign manager, Kosta Mavroulakis told BQ: "The StartUp Britain tour is unleashing entrepreneurship across the UK, encouraging people from all backgrounds, cultures and age groups to start-up a business.

"Through local mentors and entrepreneurs as well as the business support organisations supporting the campaign, we have shown a real ‘can-do’ attitude and proven that help is at hand to get people off the ground in business.

"As well as start-up businesses we have also helped SMEs by having experienced business leaders in attendance to share their stories and give help and advice.

"The campaign has been great so far and we can’t wait to see what the rest of the UK has to offer!"

The StartUp Britain campaign was founded by eight entrepreneurs and launched on 28 March 2011 by the Prime Minister, with the full support of the Chancellor and HM Government.

The programme is now completely funded by their private sector sponsors, Sage, NatWest and Upwork.


Hear from Matt Smith, director of StartUp Britian, speaking yesterday:


Matt Freckleton, founder of Yatterbox, also joined the tour. he said:


Hitesh Mistry, founder of That Legal Stuff, said:


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