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Business Weeks 2021


The Liberal Democrats Business Weeks 2021 is our largest annual engagement with the business community, and this year we intend to consult more widely than ever before. 

Over two weeks, we will travel to business centres across the UK, host in-depth conversations on the issues facing our business community in a post-Brexit, post-pandemic marketplace. With Autumn Conference approaching we look forward to consulting with and listening to the business community as we review our economic policies.

There are opportunities to attend in person or join discussions online, enabling the widest participation by businesses in diverse locations and industries.



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Conversations across the UK

Do 'new normal' workplaces deny opportunities to young talent?
Date & time: Monday 6th September, 18:00 to 20:00
Venue: the studio, 67 Hope St, Glasgow G2 6AE, UK
Speakers: Willie Rennie, MSP for North East Fife, Alex Cole-Hamilton, MSP for Edinburgh Western, Tara Copeland, Young Liberals

LDBN Midlands launch event: a Liberal look at levelling up
Date & time: 
Thursday 9th September, 18:00 to 20:00
Venue: New Hall Hotel & Spa, Walmley Rd, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, Sutton Coldfield B76 1QX, UK
Speakers: Sir Ed Davey MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Juergen Maier, UK Industrialist, Business adviser and former CEO Siemens UK & Tim Cotterill, Chair, James Lister and Sons

LDBN North West launch event: net zero levelling up
Date & time: 
Friday 10th September, 18:00 to 20:00
Venue: 'Work' meeting room, the studio, 51 Lever St, Manchester M1 1FN, UK
Speakers: Lord Jonny Oates, Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change, Emma Degg, Chief Executive of NW Business Leadership Team, Prof. Jonatan Pinkse, Alliance Business School, University of Manchester

Pathways to self employment & entrepreneurship
Date & time: Wednesday 15th September, 18:00 to 20:00
Venue: Stellar Entertainment Software LTD, 173 High St, Guildford GU1 3AJ, UK
Speakers: Marina Brizar, Talent Beyond Boundaries, Emma Cherniavsky, UK for UNHCR, Sharon Davies, Young Enterprise, Sarah Olney MP, Lib Dems Business Spokesperson, Matthew Powell, Breaking Barriers, Richard Rigby, The Prince’s Trust, Paul Ross, Stellar Entertainment

Autumn Conference Business Reception

Conference Reception
Date & time: Friday 17th September, 17:00 to 18:30
Venue: The Stanley Building, 7 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Cost: £50, free for LDBN members
Speakers: Sir Ed Davey MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Mike Cherry OBE, National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses

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Thank you to techUK, supported by Huawei for sponsoring the Autumn Conference Business Reception.

Monday Business Fringe at Lib Dem Autumn Conference, hosted by Lib Dems Business Network (LDBN)

17.50 - 19.00: What does 'good' look like? 

Business can help us create greener, fairer, and surer places for our communities. Business leaders and councillors discuss how, with Juergen Maier, Vice-Chair, Northern Powerhouse Partnership and Tushar Prabhu, Chief Strategy Officer, RSBG.

19.05 - 20.15: And now for something completely inspiring

We’ve made responsible business profitable. Chantal Coady, The Chocolate Detective, Geoff Eaton, New England Seafood International and Mike Barry, architect of M&S Plan A.

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