Greg Clark

Entrepreneurs Appointed To Department For Business, Energy And Industrial Strategy

Entrepreneurs Appointed To Department For Business, Energy And Industrial Strategy

The government has appointed four leading UK entrepreneurs to work as non-executive board members in the department for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS). Announced by business and energy secretary Greg Clark, Carolyn McCall, Kathryn Parsons, Stephen Carter and Stuart Quickenden will “provide oversight and challenge to the department in the development of policy and the management of resources.” With regards their current occupations, Dame Carolyn McCall is chief executive of easyjet, Kathryn Parsons is co-founder of DeCoded, Stephen A. Carter is group chief executive of Informa, while Stuart Quickenden is managing partner at Boston Consulting Group. Clark said: “These non-executive appointments to the board highlight the department’s commitment to strengthening our relations... »

UK Productivity Council Created Following Autumn Statement Promise

UK Productivity Council Created Following Autumn Statement Promise

A UK Productivity Council has been created to help support small businesses and drive the country’s productivity rate – following last week’s announcement that a £23bn National Productivity Investment Fund was to be established. The proposal to create a such a council has been spearheaded by several UK business leaders in conjunction with leading industry bodies including the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Institute of Directors (IoD). The council will be private sector led and will receive £13m in seed funding from the government, phased over three years. The council will have an advisory board, a chief executive and a leadership team of around five people, be supported by up to 15 staff, and draw on the industry knowledge and expertise of business leaders who have ... »