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Fran attends the Small Business Charter Summer Reception at the House of Lords

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On Monday I braved the great British summer 💨☔️🌧to join The Small Business Charter for their Summer Reception at the House of Lords.

House of Lords

It was great to see so many business school faculty leaders and entrepreneurs together in one room and I found the reception really interesting. Anne Kiem OBE (Executive Director, Small Business Charter and Chief Executive, Chartered Association of Business Schools) introduced me to some of the Deans and Heads of Business Schools of local Universities and some further afield. It was really interesting to hear from them about how they became accredited with The Small Business Charter and how they work with Small Businesses.

I have since been in contact with a couple of those local Universities and am looking forward to seeing how Stamptastic can get involved with them and help, mentor and work with students. After running a small business for 9 years we certainly have a lot of tips to share!

My particular thanks go to the host, Lord Young of Graffham, it's fast becoming a tradition to get a selfie with him and he is very obliging 😀

Lord Young of Graffham The Small Business Charter Summer Reception

Lord Young of Graffham The Small Business Charter Summer Reception

Also, special thanks to Amazon for sponsoring this year’s gathering. Below is a video I took of Simon Donovan (Head Of Seller Services) sharing some insightful facts and figures regarding UK Small Businesses and Amazon.

Thanks to Simon's very long arms we were able to get the perfect selfie 😀

Fran with Simon Donovan (Head of Seller Services Amazon)

Congratulations to Professor Karen Cox and Professor Martin Meyer from Kent Business School on receiving their accreditation with The Small Business Charter.

Kent Business School receiving their Small Business Charter accreditation

It was lovely to meet fellow Small Business owner, Louise from Daisy Chain (Daisy Chain is a free platform for parents to connect with family-friendly employers), we had briefly met previously at the Small Business Roundtable at The House of Commons last week. After chatting further we discovered that we live round the corner from each other and have already been discussing ways in which our businesses can work together. 

Louise from Daisy Chain

I was also fortunate to meet Alexis Powell-Howard whose business won The Best Small Business at The Small Awards last month (you may remember we won The Best Digital Business 🎉) 

Fran with Alexis from Fortis Therapy at The Small Business Charter Summer Reception

 The Amazon Campus Challenge was launched at this year's Reception. It is a competition that offers students the opportunity to test and develop their business skills in a real-life environment. 

Thank you to The Small Business Charter for hosting such a lovely event. 

Fran at The House of Lords

 

 

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