Lorely Burt to support female entrepreneurs

lorely-outside-parliament-1 lorely burtVince Cable has appointed Lorely Burt to a new role aimed at promoting and supporting female entrepreneurs. From the Yorkshire Post:

Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt will help women-led businesses to understand the help available to their new and growing firms.

She started her career in the prison service and rose to become assistant governor at HMP Holloway, a tough female-only prison in North London.

Ms Burt later worked for companies including Beecham and Europcar in the field of personnel and training before setting up her own training company.

Mr Cable said: “Lorely will bring a wealth of experience to this role, having worked in and started up her own business.

“She is not only a role model for other female entrepreneurs, but will be an ambassador for the support currently available to ambitious women-led firms.

“Female-led businesses currently make up 20 per cent of small and medium sized businesses, and it’s important when women consider starting their own businesses they know more about the support and help on offer, and the opportunities available.”

Lorely said:

Just 20 per cent of British businesses are owned and controlled by women. This is a shocking waste of entrepreneurial talent that should be enriching customers, businesses and our economy generally.

My job will be to investigate the true picture of women’s enterprise in Britain and how Government can encourage existing and would-be entrepreneurs reach their full potential – I can’t wait.

BIS has a formidable team of women in place. Lorely joins Jo Swinson(whose maternity leave is being covered by  Jenny Willott) introducing revolutionary shared parental leave, strengthening consumer rights, tackling payday lenders introducing a grocery adjudicator to make sure suppliers get a fair price from supermarkets.

* Newsmoggie – bringing you comment from a different perspective

Read more by or more about , or .
This entry was posted in News.
Advert

2 Comments

  • Eddie Sammon 23rd Apr '14 - 10:52pm

    This is good stuff, I saw it whilst browsing some other sites. I think there needs to be a sea change in opinion on the left and a realisation that the way to end the employee-employer divide is through self-employment – not mutuals.

  • Anyone care about male would-be entrepreneurs too?
    Thought not…

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • Martin Bennett
    Entering a coalition is inherently perilous for us. In 2010 our vote was divided between convinced Lib Dems, anti-Labour voters, anti-Tory voters and protest vo...
  • Alex Macfie
    Ian Patterson: We were never even in contention in most of the Blue Wall seats we are now targeting. Previously safe Tory seats are now ultra-marginal, and that...
  • Nonconformistradical
    @Mohammed Amin Believe it or not some local objections might actually be valid. Such as a proposal to build in an area which might increase flood risk. Do yo...
  • Mohammed Amin
    I think the journalist John Rentoul deserves a trademark on QTWTAIN (questions to which the answer is no.) I have no objection to self-build for those with t...
  • Mick Taylor
    Nonconformistradical. In my building days all that was needed was for the electricity board to test the system before they connected it. In fact, the inspector ...