Prelude launches Growth Britain ‘idea crowdsourcing’ platform

Members of the public urged to submit enterprise ideas to new website

Entrepreneur support group Prelude today announced the launch of a new website, in which members of the public can submit their ideas for boosting enterprise in the UK.

Launched with the backing of government enterprise advisor Lord Young, the Growth Britain website invites the public to pitch ideas and offer feasible plans for driving growth and boosting British enterprise in general.

Users will be able to submit, comment and vote on ideas posted in response to specific challenges to enterprise highlighted by Growth Britain, such as lack of access to skills training and tax issues.

Duncan Cheatle, chief executive of Prelude Group, said: “It’s easy to spot what’s not working, but what’s much harder is to see what might be done to help drive growth.”

Those with the top-ranked submissions will be invited to join Cheatle and Lord Young at Downing Street to further discuss their initiatives.

Lord Young, enterprise adviser to the Prime Minister, said of the campaign: “I’m delighted to be working with Prelude and Growth Britain, lending my support to this initiative to garner the best ideas.

“I look forward to inviting the best contributors to a round table discussion at Number 10.”

Duncan Cheatle added: “It’s great that we have pulled out of recession but we still have a long way to go. Growth Britain is our way of crowd sourcing practicable ideas that can help accelerate Britain’s economic growth.

“If you have a practicable idea that will help make Great Britain, ‘Growth Britain’ then have your say here.  Together we can contribute to improving the enterprise space in Britain.”



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