The Entrepreneurs' Think Tank

CFE Campaigns

  1. Nation of Angels

    The Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) and the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) are embarking on a major joint research campaign to identify the level and impact of business angel investment in the UK.

    Angel investors are the unsung heroes of Britain’s economy. They play a significant role …

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  • Job Opportunity: Head of Research

    Centre for Entrepreneurs

    Salary: £30-35,000 paContract: Full time (permanent)Reports to: DirectorLocation: London

    The Centre for Entrepreneurs think tank is looking for an outstanding individual to lead its research activities.

    Launched in October 2013 as a joint venture between the Legatum Institute and serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson, the Centre promotes the role of entrepreneurs in creating economic growth and social well-being. The Centre is currently preparing a major report on public …

  • When the time comes to fire the founder

    Luke Johnson

    First published in the Financial Times on 22nd July 2014.

    As a company grows, it's very success often exposes the founder's lack of managerial skills.

    Last week I had lunch with the founder of PizzaExpress, Peter Boizot, at his grand old club, the National Liberal. He is 84 and has just written an autobiography: Mr Pizza and All That Jazz. Peter is a typical founder – maverick, obsessive, extrovert, energetic, egotistical and relentless. In many respects he has led an impressive and …

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