More than 3,000 medium-sized businesses exporting due to UKTI support

Despite making up just 0.5 per cent of UK businesses, medium-sized businesses (MSBs) account for a fifth of employment and 25 per cent of UK turnover. In 2013 it was believed that a disturbing gap in export finance was shackling the international ambitions of MSBs and could damage the UK economy’s long-term prospects. This pattern seems to have shifted.

First Women Summit: What the next UK government should do to help support women

The evidence is clear: equality for women means progress for all. However, the UK is still lagging behind. There have been numerous discussions about the potential for men to help achieve gender equality, but a First Women Summit debate asked what policies the next UK government should be prioritising in order to support women in business.