Lord Bilimoria was a keynote speaker at the launch of the Sirius Programme in Manchester on 4th September 2013.
Organised by UK Trade and Investment, the three-day Entrepreneur Festival brought together talented graduates from around the world to experience the benefits of starting their business in the United Kingdom.
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The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has launched the Sirius Programme at a festival in Manchester.
The program, which aims to attract entrepreneurs and young businesspeople from around the world, is seen as a major initiative by the British Government to increase the scope and diversity of the British economy. Students and recent graduates with an early stage business plan will receive £12,000 investment, expert advice and help with the logistics of moving to the UK.
Lord Bilimoria, a key figure in the government drive, was interviewed on BBC Breakfast television about the scheme. He said, “I found this country’s environment fantastic, I saw the glass ceiling that existed absolutely shattered before my eyes. People don’t realise what a great country this is to do business.”
The video can be found here.
The noble Lord, Lord Pannick, did an excellent job, and the noble Lord is absolutely right. Will the Government accept, learn and consult business more in future?
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