The prestigious panel of the ‘E20’ summit
has been revealed ahead of their first meeting in Sheffield next week.
Brompton Bicycle MD Will Butler-Adams will join entrepreneurs including Cobra Beer’s Lord Bilimoria and Betfair co-founder Ed Wray for a powwow on youth employment, and how small businesses might make a difference to the communities they work in.
They will be joined by 2005’s Apprentice
winner Tim Campbell
, founder of The Bright Ideas Trust and Ella’s Kitchen
’s Paul Lindley, who featured in our 2008 Startups 100
The 20 business leaders will hold their first meeting at Chatsworth House on Wednesday, as part of MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival
, and a report summarising their findings will follow. The taskforce will be chaired by the prime minister’s enterprise adviser, Lord Young.
Inspired by the success of the Olympics, MADE chairman Michael Hayman said he hoped that the panel would “inspire a new enterprise generation,” when they sit down to discuss ideas for the UK’s ‘Missing Million’ – the 1.01 million 16-24 year olds not currently in education, employment, or training.
He added: “The E20 will harness the power of entrepreneurs to address the big challenges facing Britain today.
“The intent of this group is to make a difference to communities the length and breadth of the country, with can-do ideas that inspire a new enterprise generation.”