Supporting new businesses to start and scale-up in the UK

8:30 am - 1:00 pm 09/10/2019

Westminster, London


This seminar will focus on the priorities for policy if the Government is to achieve its aim – set out in the Industrial Strategy – of making ‘the UK the best place to start and grow a business’.

It follows the findings of the Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship and the Government’s announcement of a new review aiming to investigate obstacles and propose solutions to support enterprising young people from all backgrounds to set up their own business; as well as a recent announcement of £200m government support through the British Business Bank’s venture capital and growth finance funding partners for innovative, high growth businesses.

The conference will discuss what more entrepreneurs need from government to help build an environment where small businesses can thrive – including issues relating to access to finance, IP registration, taxation, business support such as Growth Hubs – and what more needs to be done to encourage potential entrepreneurs to start a business in the UK.

Keynote Speakers

Alice Hu Wagner, Managing Director, Strategy, Economics and Business Development, British Business Bank

Alison Rose, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, NatWest Holdings; Chief Executive Officer, Commercial & Private Banking, RBS and Lead, Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship

Emma Jones, Founder, Enterprise Nation and Co-Chair, Prime Minister’s Small Business, Scale Ups and Entrepreneurs Council

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