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
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.
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.