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Vince Cable’s Entrepreneurs’ Forum meets again

Vince Cable’s knights of the roundtable, sorry, Entrepreneurs’ Forum, met this morning for the second time.

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum was set up by the business secretary to provide him with informal and personal advice on new business and enterprise policies, gathering up to 17 entrepreneurs in each meeting.

Ahead of this morning’s meeting, Vince Cable said he was “particularly interested” to hear feedback from the action groups.

Following the first meeting of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum in January, action groups were set up to look at three key areas: the ease of starting up, access to finance and employment regulation.

In today’s meeting, the outcomes from the action groups were discussed, and “practical steps and activities” agreed ahead of the third meeting of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum in September.

Oh, to be a fly on the wall at BIS this morning…

The full list of members for the Entrepreneurs” Forum is:

James Caan 
 – Ex-Dragons’ Den panellist
Tim Campbell 
 – Founder, Bright Ideas Trust 
Jan Fletcher 
 – OBE, Chair, Montpellier Estates 
Baroness Margaret Ford 
 – Chair, Olympic Park Legacy Company 
Dawn Gibbins 
 – MBE, Founder, The Barefoot Foundation 
Polly Gowers 
 – Founder, Everyclick 
Sahar Hashemi 
 – Founder, Coffee Republic 
Carl Hopkins 
 – Founder, Joblink Solutions 
Anne Malkin 
 – CEO, Access Risk Management Group 
Julie Meyer 
 – Founder, Ariadne Capital 
Sara Murray 
 – Managing Director, Buddi 
Shaf Rasul 
 – Founder, E-Net Computers 
Bruce Savage 
 – Founder, GFC Diagnostics 
Sarah Tremellen 
 – Founder, Bravissimo 
Perween Warsi 
 – Founder, SA Foods 
Kresse Wesling 
 – Founder, Elvis & Kresse 
Christiane Wuillamie 
 – Managing Partner, Principia Group


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