Older Entrepreneurs


Older entrepreneurs: Tips for business success

Here, Etienne Krieger looks at the ways for older people to ensure their venture is as secure and successful as possible.


How the over-50s are leading the small business charge

Over-50s are contributing more to the UK economy than under-50s, research shows. Robert Gordon, CEO of Hitachi Capital UK, explores the evidence.


Business champion calls for a million more older people in work by 2022

Andy Briggs of Aviva sets out Business Champion vision to increase employment rate for 50-69 year olds.

Business management

The man who started a business at 60

Here, we talk to former England basketball player John Dabrowski about starting motivational training company JD Mindcoach and perceptions of senior people in business.


Pension reforms influence start-ups among older people

More than half a million over-55s are considering taking advantage of new pension freedoms to start a new business, research finds.


Older entrepreneurs more bullish about starting a business

Over-55s are significantly more confident in their own abilities to start a business than 18-24 year-olds, research finds.


The golden age of business

Many were surprised to learn that the 85-year-old former Labour MP, Tony Benn, has invented a suitcase-cum-chair. Not least The Daily Mail, which chortled: ‘The scourge of capitalism turns entrepreneur by inventing the “Seatcase”.'


Business begins at 50 plus

Older entrepreneurs are a thriving demographic force behind the creation of start-ups, according to research.

Business management

Don’t let age be a barrier

Margaret Wood started her engineering company ICW UK, which makes high-tech windows and windscreens, at the age of 46. Based in Yorkshire the 61-year-old entrepreneur received a Women Inventors in Industry award in 2003. Her company has a turnover of £400,000

Business management

Rising star: Sue Scott-Horne

Grandmother of four, Sue Scott-Horne decided to start educational resources company Egar after a broken ankle ended her 25-year career– with a little encouragement from Peter Jones.


Compulsory retirement ‘would restrict start-ups’

Many retirees who intend to set up their own firm could be stopped by the compulsory retirement age from the government.

Success stories

Starting up later in life

By 2042, almost a quarter of people living in the UK will be aged 65 or older, up from 18 per cent in 2016. The number of people aged over 70 who are in full- or part-time employment is steadily rising too, with around one in 12 of those still working compared to one in 22 working 10 years ago. Is starting your own business another option?

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A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

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