This week we held three virtual events covering topics from recycling to skills, we were fortunate enough to have high profile speakers such as Martin McTague from FSB and Christopher Hayward from the City of London Corporation make contributions for these events.
Helping SME’s Thrive Post-COVID: The Role of Big Business
On Monday 26 April, we hosted a virtual event between parliamentarians and industry representatives entitled ‘Helping SME’s Thrive Post-COVID: The Role of Big Business.’ The discussion was chaired by Catherine McKinnell MP, Chair, Select Committee on Petitions and welcomed guest speakers Kevin Craven, Strategic Partnerships Director, Serco plc and Martin McTague, Policy and Advocacy Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses. The discussion focused on the role that large businesses and government have in supporting SMEs rebuild as the UK recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Building a Circular Economy: The Future of Recycling
On Tuesday 27 April, we hosted a virtual event between parliamentarians and industry representatives entitled 'Building a Circular Economy: The Future of Recycling.’ The discussion was chaired by Ruth Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Natural Environment and Air Quality/Vice-Chair, Microplastics APPG and welcomed guest speakers Helen Jordan, Senior Recycling Issues Executive, British Plastics Federation, David Bellamy, Senior Environment Policy Manager, Food and Drink Federation and Dr Jiawei Wang, Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute, Aston University. The discussion focused on how to build a more circular economy approach to waste and materials, and what infrastructure investments will be required to boost recycling and reprocessing in the UK.
Accessing Skilled Workers: The Future of Professional Visas
On Wednesday 28 April, we hosted a virtual event in collaboration with the City of London Corporation entitled ‘Accessing Skilled Workers: The Future of Professional Visas.’ The discussion was chaired by Adam Afriyie MP, Vice-Chair, Immigration Law and Policy All-Party Group and welcomed guest speakers Christopher Hayward, Deputy Chairman of Policy, City of London Corporation and Jess Houlgrave, Chief of Staff, Checkout.com. The discussion focused on how the UK labour market is adjusting to the new migration regime and how systems can be improved to make the UK an attractive destination for skilled worker investment.
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