The Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) was established in 2004 as a joint venture between a regional development agency, the East Midlands Development Agency, with a passion for promoting enterprise amongst all communities, and a group of researchers committed to making a difference at ground level. We are based at Aston University in Birmingham and deliver leading expertise on business support for ethnic minority entrepreneurs and have transformed perceptions by working with business policymakers and influential organisations to engage collaboratively with overlooked or disregarded business communities. Headed by Professor Monder Ram OBE, we have built up an enviable reputation regionally, nationally, and internationally for our pioneering research and business engagement activities, promoting diversity and enterprise.
We are a leading contributor to academic and policy debates on ethnic minority entrepreneurship, and we are committed to the production and promotion of knowledge that is useful to academic and practitioner communities. Our collaborative approach is highly effective in developing activities that are impactful for our wide range of stakeholders, and we are fortunate to work closely with fantastic key partners to apply current academic thinking to the real world of business practice. This fusion of research and practice is a key feature of CREME’s varied range of activities.