As well as examining and challenging what Labour will do for small businesses, this event will also touch on the role of businesses themselves and what SMEs would like to see from government, the question of whether it’s supply or demand for finance which is constricted, whether government schemes like Funding for Lending have had an impact, and the role of established and challenger banks.
Show me the money: how will Labour get small businesses growing?
12.45pm, Monday 23 September
Brighton Media Centre, 15-17 Middle St, Brighton BN1 1AL (just outside the secure zone)
Toby Perkins MP shadow small business minister
Mike Cherry national policy chairman, Federation of Small Businesses
Ian Henderson chief executive officer of Shawbrook Bank
Keith and Kornelia Kelly Kelly’s Dance Studio, Kingston
Chair: Victoria Groulef PPC for Reading West
Shawbrook Bank is a new savings and lending bank. It specialises in the savings and lending markets where it has solid experience and knowledge, helping would-be borrowers who have been turned away by traditional lenders.
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