World Environment Day was marked last month on 5th June, and what better way to have celebrated it than with a packet of sustainable crunchy roasted crickets? This is no joke – … Continue reading Crunchy roasted crickets anyone?
Looking into some figures for International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June, I came across some startling statistics. In the UK, only 12% of engineers are women and only 46% of … Continue reading Transforming the future for women engineers
Working as a freelancer brings its own particular challenges and rewards. While it’s great being your own boss and having flexible working hours there are downsides too, not least the … Continue reading The life of a Freelancer
In May I led an awesome delegation of 15 Founders from the UK to the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit in Japan and then on our return I had the privilege … Continue reading G20 Entrepreneurs Summit 2019… In their own words!
London Tech Week is taking place from 10th to 14th June, celebrating the starring role of UK business in tech innovation, and encouraging us to ‘Be part of the future’. It will include … Continue reading UK leads the way in London Tech Week
In a previous blog I highlighted why I am currently supporting Change UK, and in my last blog I looked at the societal benefits of EU membership. In this blog … Continue reading Does EU membership help entrepreneurs and businesses?
As you may have seen in my previous blog on why I am supporting Change UK… for now, I feel there is a real need for a change in UK … Continue reading Does EU membership benefit our society?
For almost 2 decades I was a member of the Labour party, I was really proud to be so and supported the party whenever I could. However, I have been … Continue reading Why I am supporting Change UK… for now!
Although it is bound to be something of a bittersweet occasion, Europe Day celebrating peace and unity in Europe is today (9th May). It also serves as a reminder of … Continue reading Saying ‘Yes’ this Europe Day
It’s all too easy to think that as we approach the new tax year on 6th April there is plenty of time to deal with anything tax-related. Let’s face it, … Continue reading Happy new tax year!
This blog won’t be political, you can just scroll down my Twitter stream if you want to see my views/ frustrations with Brexit and the leadership (or lack there of!) … Continue reading Preparations for Brexit!
The last blog post in this series on the reports presented at the G20 YEA 2018 Summit, talks about skill acquisition in the age of intelligent technologies. The report was … Continue reading Accelerating Skills Acquisition
2018 G20 YEA summit produced five reports on how to promote young entrepreneurship. One of them was produced with EY and talks about smart taxation for young entrepreneurs as a … Continue reading Can taxation be smart?!
Continuing my series on the reports from the 2018 G20 YEA Summit, the turn has come to the importance of quality education in order to promote and sustain entrepreneurial ventures. … Continue reading QUALITY EDUCATION: FINDING PHRONESIS
Today’s blog post talks about entrepreneur mobility across the G20 countries and is the next in the series of posts focusing on the reports presented at the 2018 G20 YEA … Continue reading Young Entrepreneur Mobility Across G20 Countries
Last week I gave a short presentation of the organisation G20 YEA – G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance. The 2018 G20 YEA summit was held in September in Buenos Aires, Argentina. … Continue reading Get Ready for the Skills Economy
Working with entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship issues is an exciting thing. Every culture, region and country has its own history and practices in regards to entrepreneurship, but quite often there are … Continue reading Entrepreneurship Across Borders
One of my commitments is my position as vice president in the organisation YES for Europe – European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs. YES for Europe was launched 30 years ago … Continue reading Happy 30th
NB: This piece first appeared in Progress in November 2017. Britain should look to Macron, not Merkel, for the entrepreneurial future Europe needs, with or without Brexit, argues Alex Mitchell … Continue reading Start-up new relations
2016 in the wider context was at best a year that created uncertainty and at worst was simply a crap year. When I was really young I remember scaring myself … Continue reading The 2016 duvet