Thursday 9th November, 1pm to 1.45pm
The Great Hall, Main Building, Aston University
This session is not just about talking, but about doing. It is about committing to impact and making a difference for Ethnic Minority Businesses (EMBs) and the UK economy. We showcase how academics, corporations and business support agencies collaborate to implement findings of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship’s (CREME) report . The report is the most comprehensive of its kind. It sets out ten evidence-based recommendations for advancing the growth potential of ethnic minority businesses (EMBs), including increasing their GVA contribution from the current £25 billion a year to £100 billion. Monder Ram (CREME), Sharniya Ferdinand (NatWest Bank) and Ian McLaughlan (Business Growth West Midlands) share how they are working together to develop a dynamic and inclusive business support ecosystem for EMBs.