Want to find Britain’s most entrepreneurial bunch? Head to Staines for highest startup business growth.
Perhaps otherwise best known as Ali G’s birthplace, Staines now has another claim to fame: The commuter belt town in Surrey has had the biggest jump in new businesses created per capita last year.
Some 43 more new businesses were created per 10,000 population compared to the year before, according to a study from accountancy group UHY Hacker Young. This is over three times higher than the UK average of 14.