SUMMIT sponsor Grant Thornton to host election business hustings


27 Mar SUMMIT sponsor Grant Thornton to host election business hustings

With the 2015 General Election fast approaching, SUMMIT: The Future of Growth sponsor Grant Thornton announces a business hustings to put the political parties’ economic plans under the microscope.

The event, to be held on 14th April at the British Museum, will convene political leaders including Green Party leader Natalie Bennett; Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable MP; Conservative Business Minister Matthew Hancock MP; Labour Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna MP; and a representative from Ukip to be confirmed.

The five will face questions from Bloomberg news anchor Anna Edwards, with the debate to be broadcast live on Bloomberg TV from 8.30am on the 14th.

Ahead of what looks the closest election in decades, the event offers an invaluable opportunity for businesses to scrutinise the economic policies of the parties. Grant Thornton is hosting the event as part of its continued commitment to convene business leaders and tackle the issues at the heart of the UK’s economic future. With the UK trade deficit standing at £34.8bn and all evidence pointing to the massive impact that dynamic businesses have on the economy, these events give high-growth businesses a chance to discuss what is needed to help continue the strength of UK business on the global stage.

Sacha Romanovitch, CEO-elect, Grant Thornton UK LLP says: “Business is critical to creating a vibrant economy where everyone can participate to the full. The power of the mid-sized business segment is compelling – 35,000 of them contributed £262 billion to the UK economy in 2014 – and that’s why creating this session is so important.”

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