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17 Sep 2021

All ACT members are invited to join in on the APPGCW inquiry report launch. Please contact the ACT if you would like to join in and we...

16 Sep 2021

There's so much to be learned from the success (or lessons) of others, particularly when it come to the ever-moving landscape of social media. So, every week Maybe* dig through all the data to...

15 Sep 2021

Read which lucky bike shops and customers were chosen to receive Local Bike Shop Day prizes

14 Sep 2021

Green Streetis a guide to helping smaller retailers & hospitality businesses work together to slash their carbon footprint and become more sustainable as quickly as possible.

14 Sep 2021

From 1st April 2022, employer NICs will increase by 1.25 percentage points. Employee NICs will also increase by 1.25 percentage points, including for workers above state pension age

13 Sep 2021

Local Bike Shop Day 2021, administered by the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT), was supported by a record number of cycling organisations and bike shops

9 Sep 2021

Join tax compliance company Avalara for a webinar as they cover IOSS & selling into the EU, on Thursday 30th September at 11am.

8 Sep 2021

The Scottish Government has published its shared policy programme following the announcement of the Scottish National Party's power sharing partnership with the Scottish Green Party.

6 Sep 2021

Gary Spengler, the previous owner of Butterworth Spengler, will be riding between 4th to 12th September to complete over 970 miles for a worthy cause

6 Sep 2021

The Wellbeing Guide provides retailers with practical advice on how to support wellbeing for themselves and their colleagues.

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Help to Grow Webinar: How SMEs can innovate, grow & drive recovery

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News , Political News

Join webinarthe Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, for the next in a series of live panel discussions on 23rd June at 10:30 AM.

The panel will discuss how UK SMEs and startups can scale-up, becoming vital engines of growth, innovation and social value across the UK. This is a unique chance to hear the experiences of some of the UK's top business leaders, with members of the panel sharing their experience and thoughts on enterprise & entrepreneurship.

The panel:

Debbie Wosskow OBE - Founder of LoveHomeSwap and co-founder of AllBright

Former CEO of Love Home Swap, a subscription-based home exchange business, which she sold for $53m in 2017. She also co-founded AllBright, a club and community that celebrates and connects women at work.

Marta Krupinska - Cofounder of Azimo & Head of Google for Startups UK

Founded Azimo, a global money transfer platform in 2012. In 2018 she joined Google as Head of Google for Startups UK, a role in which she works with high potential tech start-ups.

Laura Tenison MBE - Founder and Managing Director of JoJo Maman Bébé

Founded JoJo Maman Bébé in 1993 & over the last 28 years has grown the Newport, Wales based company to become one of the UK's leading maternity wear and baby clothing retailers.

Professor Nigel Locket - Professor of Entrepreneurship at University of Strathclyde

A senior academic and serial entrepreneur. He also has over 25 years of experience as a company director, with a track record in managing start-ups & social enterprises.

Byron Dixon OBE - Founder & CEO of Micro-Fresh

Beginning his career as a lab technician, Byron founded Micro-Fresh after he developed a way of preventing mould growing on household products and his since grown the company to global sales of over £10m.

Sign up here to submit your questions to the panel in advance. You will also be given exclusive access to the event, with the opportunity to submit questions live, as the event goes on.

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