A virtual round table by All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for BAME Business Owners about their response to the Covid-19 pandemic will be held on June 8 from 2-4 pm BST. The event will be held in collaboration with the Federation of Small Business, the Confederation of British Industry, British and Asian Chambers of Commerce, Institute of Directors and the British Library’s IP and Business Support Service.
APPG chair and shadow minister digital, culture, media and sport Chi Onwurah MP will chair the event, which will see participation from Professor Monder Ram from the centre for research in ethnic minority entrepreneurship and the NatWest Bank’s business inclusion programme manager Sharniya Ferdinand, long time diversity advocate, Baroness Burt of Solihull and Chair of BAME Business Policy for the FSB Diana Chrouch.
Attendees will be invited to pre-submit discussion topics after booking. To register click here
“Historically BAME business owners have struggled to access adequate financial and business support services which raise questions about their access to the government’s business support measures during this crisis,” a statement said.
“BAME business owners have also been on the frontline when it comes to the catastrophic impact of the Coronavirus crisis, not least because of its disproportionate impact on ethnic minorities.”