Posted: Fri 25th Nov 2022
Emma Jones CBE met small business minister Kevin Hollinrake at the offices of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy this week where she presented Enterprise Nation's growth plan for the UK. It outlines ideas for how to provide the best environment in which independent small businesses can thrive.
Due to extreme economic factors – the Ukraine war, the energy crisis and high inflation – the UK is entering an age of high taxes and low growth.
While we welcomed the inclusion in the government's Autumn Statement of the need for innovation and to incubate for scale-ups, the gap between where we stand as a country now, and our ambitions for the future, is widening.
Enterprise Nation supports one of the largest communities of entrepreneurs, micro business and start-ups across the UK.
Our reach encompasses a wide cross-section of the population from school-leavers, Generation Z, self-employed professionals, the over-50s and everyone in between.
The prime minister has encouraged business groups to submit their own ideas for growth. As a key representative for the UK's 4.1 million start-ups, early-stage and micro businesses, we welcome this opportunity and set out our growth plan.
A real pleasure to meet Small Business Minister @kevinhollinrake and share @e_nation plan for growth. Thank you, Minister, for the time. Look forward to working with you and great to hear of the importance you place on the vital small business community. pic.twitter.com/FbcjrE5fLl— Emma Jones (@emmaljones) November 24, 2022