What support do start-ups need to be part of the UK's economic recovery? Tell the government what you think

What support do start-ups need to be part of the UK's economic recovery? Tell the government what you think
Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events

Posted: Tue 16th Jun 2020

Enterprise Nation founder Emma Jones was part of a roundtable hosted by business secretary Alok Sharma focused on the support new businesses need to be part of the UK's economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.

It was one of five conversations which brought together businesses, business representative organisations, regulators and academics to discuss the measures necessary to support economic recovery over the next 18 months and beyond.

As well as the feedback given during the roundtables, the government is keen to hear from the wider business community and we'd love to see Enterprise Nation members represented. The questions the government is asking are:

  • what are the most significant barriers to starting and growing a business in the UK?

  • what are the most critical factors for successfully growing a business in the UK?

  • what specific actions should be taken to ensure the UK creates a strong pipeline of investable start-ups that have the potential to grow?

  • what more can be done to encourage businesses to invest in their own success?

  • how can businesses be supported through venture capital?

If you'd like to contribute your thoughts, email us here. We'll send the best responses to the Department for Business.

Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events
I'm a freelance content creator and event host who helps small businesses and the organisations that support them. I have 18 years of experience as a small business journalist having interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from billionaires like Sir Richard Branson to the founders behind brand new start-ups. I've worked for a range of leading small business publications and support groups, most recently as head of content at Enterprise Nation where I was responsible for the prolific output of content on the company's blog and social media. I'm based in Bristol where I run and host regular events with the local small business community and have strong connections to major business organisations in the south west region. In total, I've hosted over 50 events; from intimate meet-ups to conferences with an audience of hundreds including events for international brands like Facebook and Xero. I'm also a big fan of podcasts having hosted Enterprise Nation's Small Business Sessions as well as lots of online events including Facebook Live interviews, webinars and three live web chats from inside 10 Downing Street. With my partner, I co-run Lifestyle District, a lifestyle blog focused on culture, art, theatre and photography. I'm here to help. I'm volunteering free advice calls of up to an hour as part of the Recovery Advice for Business scheme, over the next 6 months. Please get in touch to see how I can help your business. 

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