Mark Prisk MP
Mark Prisk MP
Minister of State for Business and Enterprise
The first priority of this Government is
to transform our economy and reduce our deficit. Private enterprise is
key to our strategy for economic growth and, therefore, helping new
businesses to start and grow is vital in the coming years.
This Government wants to light the fires
of enterprise in every corner of our country and make the next decade
the most entrepreneurial and dynamic in Britain's history.
To encourage growth and ensure businesses
receive the support they need, we will tackle issues such as the
availability of finance; promoting a positive business environment,
including reducing the burden of regulation; the modernisation of
business support and encouraging an entrepreneurial culture.
The International Enterprise Promotion
Convention can help business creation and support organisations to share
best practice and innovation in promoting and supporting enterprise.
I would like to wish this event every
Sue Hayes, Managing Director
Santander Business Banking is delighted to
be supporting the 2nd International Enterprise Promotion Convention.
This is a unique event in that it brings together many of the
organisation in the UK and internationally that recognise the importance
of promoting and supporting the growth of small and medium enterprises.
Santander is a challenger in the business
banking market and committed to helping businesses in the UK. We have
increased our lending to small and medium sized businesses by 20% in the
first half of 2010 and continue to offer fee free banking for life to
the majority of our customers.
We are also helping customers both with
our asset and liability range of products and believe that in difficult
times it is imperative for businesses to make the most of whatever they
have. We are delighted to support the IEPC and the government, in their
efforts to support businesses and the economy
l to r: Brian Dunsby,
David Irwin, George Derbyshire, Tony
Robinson, Brian and Beryl Dunsby
Directors of the
International Association for Enterprise Promotion
New and growing businesses are vital to
economic growth and innovation. Many people round the world are engaged
in promoting enterprise and supporting entrepreneurs and there are some
Do you see Enterprise as a
transformational force for people and communities? Do you support
Enterprise Promotion, as a practitioner, funder or policymaker? Do you
want to share your successes? And learn from the experience of
colleagues around the World?
If you can answer Yes to even one of these
questions, you should be at IEPC 2010, at Harrogate, North Yorkshire
from 8-10 November.
The inaugural International Enterprise
Promotion Convention last year demonstrated the demand for an event
which brings together a host of people with a common interest in
Enterprise Promotion. The informal and participative format worked well
and the Harrogate location, with its superb International Convention
Centre and wide range of nearby accommodation and hospitality options
was the perfect venue. Our aim is for IEPC to be bigger and better than
plenary speakers, more focused themes,
more time for discussion, better value.
Come and join us at IEPC 2010: We look
forward to welcoming you to Harrogate!
David Irwin (QAEP 2009)
Partner, Irwin Grayson Associates;
former Chief Executive, DTI Small Business Service 2000-2002.
New and growing businesses are vital to economic growth and innovation.
Many people round the world are engaged in promoting enterprise and
assisting entrepreneurs to start and grow - and we could all learn much
more effectively from each other's success, if only we shared it. At a
time when economies are struggling, it is vital to support new and
growing businesses - because it is new businesses that create the most
jobs and it is only by creating more businesses that governments will be
able to increase their tax revenues if they are not to hurt existing tax
payers too much.
first International Enterprise Promotion Convention lived up to its
objective to provide a forum where practitioners could share lessons
from their own work and seek new ideas from their peers. I do hope that
you will join us at the second convention - so that we can share more
suggestions and take away more new ideas - and then go back refreshed
and reinvigorated to assist many more people to start in business
I greatly look forward to welcoming you personally to Harrogate.
Brian L Dunsby, Principal, (QAEP 2008)
former Chief Executive, Institute of Business Advisers 1992-2000
Do you promote enterprise or support entrepreneurs as they struggle to
survive and thrive? If so, please come and tell others about your own
programmes and achievements in this crucial role. This Convention will
showcase best practice and innovation in the creation and support of
small businesses world-wide. it will be valuable CPD for all
professional practitioners in this field.
a unique opportunity for all business advisers, coaches, consultants,
counsellors, educators, facilitators, financiers, mentors, networkers,
teachers and trainers to promote their own successes and to network with
like-minded specialists in enterprise creation and development from all
around the world. This Convention also provides an opportunity for many
overseas delegates to exchange experiences and learn about best
practices in enterprise promotion in other countries. Reduced
registration fees are offered for delegates from developing economies.
I invite all who promote enterprise to come and experience Harrogate.
Note: If you require a
personal invitation letter for obtaining a visa or for funding purposes,
please send an e-mail with your requirements to
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