Professor Jun Du and Dr Enrico Vanino published a press release about the new research paper on the UK’s fast growth firms and their wider economic impact, funded by ERC. The paper shows that the UK’s efforts to boost productivity while ironing out regional inequalities in job creation may be fundamentally at odds, through studying 6.25m firms over a 17-year period. Clusters of companies that combine job growth with productivity gains may have a positive ‘spillover’ impacts on the economy. It has received press coverage in The Times and