The Small Business Debate

The Small Business Debate
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Posted: Thu 29th Jan 2015

Which political party will offer the best package of policies to support Britain's growing army of small businesses over the next five years?

Find out on March 2 when Enterprise Nation hosts an exclusive Question Time-style Small Business Debate. The evening will see top ranking business representatives from the five major political parties outline their small business policies in front of an audience of entrepreneurs.

Hear Vince Cable (Liberal Democrat), Matthew Hancock (Conservative), Toby Perkins (Labour), Natalie Bennett (Green Party) and Margot Parker (UKIP) debate the specific issues that matter to Britain's smallest firms while tackling questions from an eclectic mix of small business owners and start-ups.

The Small Business Debate

The Small Business Debate, presented by Emma Jones, MBE, will be the only event of its kind in the run up to the General Election - with a specific focus on party policies relating to small business.

Taking place in The Great Hall at the ICAEW, panelists are:

  • Vince Cable - Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. Representing Liberal Democrats

  • Matthew Hancock - Minister of State for Business and Enterprise. Representing the Conservatives

  • Toby Perkins - Shadow Minister for Small Business. Representing Labour

  • Natalie Bennett - Leader, Green Party

  • Margot Parker - Business spokesperson, UK Independence Party

To apply simply complete your details below and submit a question you would like to pose on the night.

Suggested topics for questions:

  • Tax

  • Broadband/infrastructure

  • Business support

  • The High Street

  • Access to Finance

  • International trade

  • Government procurement

The event is open to Enterprise Nation members only - Apply for membership here.

Please submit your application below by 16 February and we will notify successful applicants by 20 February.

The event will be broadcast live.

The Small Business Debate
Monday March 2
6.30 to 9pm
The Great Hall, ICAEW


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Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Led by founder, Emma Jones CBE, Enterprise Nation connects you to the resources and expertise to help you succeed.

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