On 18 May I took part in the Small Business Debate, organised by Enterprise Nation. As Chair of SME4Labour, promoting the interests of small and medium business is a matter that is very important to me. The debate was lively and I really enjoyed sharing my perspectives with the other participants and hearing the questions and concerns of the audience. I always learn a great deal from such events and was inspired by the very real concerns expressed.

I was joined on the panel by Matt Hancock, former digital and culture minister and Conservative candidate for West Suffolk; Lord Monroe Palmer, Lords spokesperson for SMEs, Liberal Democrats; Rachel Collinson, Green Party spokesperson for business; and Ernie Warrender, spokesperson for small business, UKIP.

The event was hosted by the founder of Enteprise Nation, Emma Jones.