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Baroness Karren Brady CBE announced as Simply Business's first ever Small Business Ambassador

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Lucy McNeill

Lucy McNeill

3 March 2023

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Baroness Karren Brady CBE has partnered with Simply Business to become our first ever Small Business Ambassador.

Over the course of our year-long partnership, Baroness Brady CBE will help to raise the profile of small businesses across the UK. Together, we'll work together to highlight the myriad of challenges currently facing SMEs – from the cost of living crisis to soaring inflation.

Our partnership will also see Baroness Brady CBE offer a mentoring session and a series of free webinars for Simply Business customers, offering exclusive access to one of the country's most esteemed businesspeople.

‘We need to harness the talents, ambitions and drive of all business owners, big or small’

Baroness Brady CBE has a long history of small business advocacy and support, having worked with small businesses for over a decade. Baroness Brady CBE was appointed as the government's small business advisor by then Prime Minister, David Cameron, and was awarded a CBE for her contribution to women in business and entrepreneurship in 2013.

Today, Baroness Brady CBE regularly meets with small business owners, and will continue to do this within her role with Simply Business.

On the partnership, Baroness Brady CBE said: “Simply Business is a brand that has a track record of supporting entrepreneurship, a value that is close to my heart and one I have prioritised throughout my career.

"Small businesses are crucial to the UK economy and will prove pivotal to our economic recovery. We need to harness the talents, ambitions and drive of all business owners, big or small.

“That’s why I’m delighted to partner with Simply Business to support small business owners at a vital time through a number of joint initiatives and campaigns, including free webinars for customers and one-on-one mentoring sessions.”

Alan Thomas, UK CEO at Simply Business commented: “Small businesses account for 99 per cent of all British businesses, contributing trillions of pounds a year in turnover. The recovery of our economy and communities is directly linked to their success. Yet small businesses up and down the country are facing enormous challenges.

"That’s why we’re delighted to be partnering with Baroness Karren Brady CBE as our first ever Small Business Ambassador. Baroness Brady CBE is a leading voice in British business and shares our passion for supporting the success of the nation's self-employed.

"We're both proud and excited to work alongside her – to shine a light on the challenges facing this vital community whilst playing a part in ensuring as many SMEs as possible are able to prosper.”

Keep an eye on the Knowledge centre for more updates on our exclusive partnership with Baroness Brady CBE.

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Lucy McNeill

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Lucy McNeill

Lucy McNeill is a Senior Copy and Content Manager at Simply Business. She’s worked in content for 16 years, primarily within the financial services and travel sectors. Lucy’s passionate about supporting women in small business, having led Simply Business’s Empowering Women in Business initiative for two years running. Lucy also specialises in webinars and virtual events.

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