THE DIRECTOR of a Glasgow businesses booster is to visit Downing Street to launch a national campaign.

Jim Duffy, CEO of Entrepreneurial Spark, is hoping to inspire hundreds of Britons to try their hand at business with the new Start-up Britain campaign.

Joined by Prime Minister David Cameron, Jim is to ride on board the start-up battle bus today in London.

The bus will then travel to a range of towns throughout the UK, giving potential entrepreneurs tips and advice on starting their own business.

It will be in Glasgow on August 4, and Edinburgh on August 3.

Jim said: "Like Entrepreneurial Spark, Start-Up Britain was founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs because they know how daunting those first steps into business can be and we share a strong sponsor in NatWest.

"They also know how rewarding enterprise can be, and how essential a healthy level of new businesses is for the economy.

"I’m well and truly on board with this tour, which will reach out to entrepreneurial people of all ages and backgrounds around the UK and encourage them to take the plunge, whether that be starting a microbusiness that will allow them to do something they are passionate about, or trying to grow their start-up from a spare bedroom or garage into an international brand.

"If you’re seeking mentoring and advice or just looking for inspiration, don’t miss it when it stops near you."