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Purposeful Business under a Labour Economy

The Labour Party Annual Conference 2021

Labour Business and SME4Labour Fringe: Purposeful Business under a Labour Economy

A key debate on the Labour fringe with Ed Miliband MP and other experts on what “purposeful” business looks like and how a future Labour Government can encourage it. Sponsored by Social Enterprise UK.

    • Speaker: Lord Victor Adebowale
    • Speaker: Ed Miliband MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
    • Speaker: Juliet Davenport, former Founder & CEO, Good Energy
    • Speaker: Andrew O’Brien, Head of Policy, Social Enterprise UK
    • Speaker: Hamish Sandison, Labour Business

🎫 Tickets are free, but booking is required via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/169028417547

This event is in the secure zone, so you will need a conference pass to access it.

🗓 Date: Monday, 28 September 2021

⏳ Time: 16:00-17:00

📍Location: Ambassador Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole, Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU

Please note: This event will be recorded for distribution through SME4Labour and its partners’ social media channels. All audience members agree to the possibility of appearing on these recordings by virtue of attending the event or participating in the event.

Lord Victor Adebowale is the former Chief Executive of the social care enterprise Turning Point, current Chair of the NHS Confederation and was one of the first individuals to become a People’s Peer.

Ed Milliband is a politician serving as Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy since 2020, and as Member of Parliament (MP) for Doncaster North since 2005. He was previously Leader of the Labour Party and the Leader of the Opposition between 2010 and 2015. He served in the Cabinet from 2007 to 2010 under Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Juliet Davenport, former Founder & CEO, Good Energy

Andrew O’Brien is Director of External Affairs at Social Enterprise UK, which represents 100,000 businesses looking to improve society through trading.

Before working at SEUK, Andrew worked as senior advisor to Chris White MP between 2010-2013, before joining the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. Andrew then worked as Director of Policy and Engagement for Charity Finance Group, moving onto to become Director of External Affairs at Social Enterprise UK in July 2018.

Andrew has researched and written extensively on tax, civil society, business reform and public procurement.

Hamish Sandison chairs Labour Business. He is a consultant with the international law firm Fieldfisher, specialising in IT law, intellectual property and public procurement.