Author: SME4Labour

Emily Wallace

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. Emily Wallace Emily is a  well known Labour activist, and founding Partner of Inflect Partners, a new public affairs and  communications consultancy launched in December 2020. [...]

Gavin Esler

Gavin Esler is an award winning broadcaster and podcaster, journalist and writer. He is the holder of a Royal Television Society award, a Sony Gold (radio) award, and two Lovie awards for his podcast series about Vladimir Putin, The Big Steal. He is author of five novels (Loyalties, Deep Blue, The Blood Brother, A Scandalous [...]

Andrew O’Brien

Andrew O’Brien Andrew 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 [...]

Thomas Francis Blenkinsop

Thomas Francis Blenkinsop Senior Public Affairs Advisor at the FSB, is a British former Labour Party politician and former Member of Parliament (MP) for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland. Member of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee (2010-2012), the Standards and Privileges Committee (2010-2011) and the Treasury Select Committee (July–November 2011). He also [...]

Kate Dearden

Kate Dearden Kate is Head of Research, Policy and External Relations at Community trade union, and leads on Community’s political work. Kate also represents the union on Labour’s National Policy Forum and is a member of Labour Women’s Network Management Committee campaigning for women’s rights and representation within the Labour Party. Prior to her current [...]

Andy Chamberlain

Andy Chamberlain, Director of Policy, IPSE Andy is Director of Policy at the Association of Independent Professionals & Self-Employed (IPSE), the representative body for the UK’s self-employed community, including freelancers, contractors, consultants and independent professionals. He is responsible for IPSE’s tax policy and has a special expertise in labour market changes, employment status and IR35. [...]

Abena Oppong-Asare MP

Abena Oppong-Asare was elected as the Member of Parliament for Erith and Thamesmead in the 2019 general election. Before she was councillor for Bexley. She was appointed to the Official Opposition frontbench in 2020, becoming the new Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury. In the Same Boat: Labour and the Self-Employed SME4Labour Online Talk “Impact [...]

Online Talk “Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Small Businesses and Self-Employed People”

SME4Labour Online Talk "Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Small Businesses and Self-Employed People" with Andrew O'Brien, Andy Chamberlain, Kate Dearden, Abena Oppong-Asare, Tom Blenkinsop and Mark Glover. When: Thursday, 25 February 2021               18:00 GMT Photos of the event This panel discussion focused on the devastation caused by the [...]

Mark Glover

Mark Glover PRCA Awards 2020 Winner – “Outstanding Contribution in Public Affairs Award” The former Labour Councillor is now Executive Chairman of SEC Newgate UK – a 130 strong UK Communications, Advocacy and Research Agency part of the SEC Newgate Group on whose Board Mark serves. He founded Newington in 2006, Mark was the multi, […]

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