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    • Power Lunch with Iain Wright MP, Chairman, BIS Select Committee

      Power Lunch with Iain Wright MP, Chairman, BIS Select Committee

      Thursday, July 16, 2015 Bircham Dyson Bell, London

      How Entrepreneurs Can Impact Politics

      This event coincides with the launch of this year’s Parliamentary Snapshot with Iain Wright MP. The Parliamentary Snapshot is an annual survey of MPs, which reveals the views of MPs on policies impacting entrepreneurs. Iain has just been elected as Chairman of the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee. He will speak about how entrepreneurs can impact politics, and there will be plenty of time for questions.

      Iain Wright MP
      Iain Wright is the Chair of the Business, Innovation & Skills Committee. Since entering Parliament, Iain has been a member of the Public Accounts and Modernisation Standing Committees (2007), and Parliamentary Private Secretary to a health minister (2005-06). He was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the department of Communities and Local Government in June 2007. In 2009 he moved to the Department of Children, Schools and Families as Parliamentary under Secretary of State for 14-19 Reform and Apprenticeships.

      Bircham Dyson Bell
      The Parliamentary Snapshot and this Power Lunch are in partnership with Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB). BDB is a multi-disciplinary UK law firm advising private companies, public sector bodies, not-for-profit organisations and individuals since 1834. BDB has recently launched the REEF – a business community offering access to a thriving entrepreneurial community to share experiences and skills necessary for building and growing a successful business.

      To enquire about attending a Power Lunch please email philip@tenentrepreneurs.org.

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    • Power Lunch with Michael Hayman MBE, Founder, Seven Hills

      Power Lunch with Michael Hayman MBE, Founder, Seven Hills

      Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Mishcon de Reya, London

      Why Purpose is the New Currency of Business

      Business is no longer about profit and profit alone. Today’s entrepreneurs are defined as much by their ambition to change the world as they are by a desire to make their fortune.

      What is the role of business in society? It’s a debate all too often dominated by the political notion that business equals profit. That couldn’t be more wrong: the successful companies of today are motivated by a broader social purpose: to effect change and make a difference. They are the Carers, who want to improve people’s lives; Sharers, who harness the power of the Internet to bring people together; and Darers, who seek to make the impossible real.

      Michael Hayman MBE

      Michael is co-founder of Seven Hills, the fast-growth and highly acclaimed campaigns firm. He is also co-founder of StartUp Britain, the national initiative for early-stage enterprise launched by the Prime Minister and fully supported by HM Government. The campaign helped to create the environment for a record-breaking 500,000 new business registrations in 2013.

      Michael has worked at the heart of the national enterprise effort assisting the Department for Business on the development of initiatives including Start-Up Loans, Business in You, the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme and the Small Business Charter, on whose management board he also sits. As a member of Catalyst UK he works with UK Trade & Investment to promote UK excellence internationally.

      He is Chairman of Entrepreneurs at the private bank Coutts, and is an Advisory Board Member for the National Business Awards. He has also been appointed Honorary Fellow of the University of Cambridge Judge Business School Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning.

      Michael co-founded HRH The Duke of York’s E20 advocacy group for entrepreneurs and serves on the steering board of the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Awards alongside HRH The Duke of York and the musician will.i.am.

      He is one of GQ Magazine’s inaugural 100 Most Connected Men, and was awarded an MBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List for services to enterprise promotion.

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    • Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa: A Call For Evidence

      Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa: A Call For Evidence

      Monday, June 1, 2015 Octopus Investments, London

      On 1st June The Entrepreneurs Network and Octopus Investments will host the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), following a call for evidence on the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa route. MAC is particularly keen to hear from entrepreneurs who have experience of this visa route and the wider visa system – either personally or as an employer.

      Ciaran Devlin, Joint Head of the Analysis and Research Team, MAC secretariat & Stephen Earl, Head of Policy Migration Advisory Committee and others will be in attendance.

      This is a real opportunity to influence government policy and in the process help ensure the UK is the best place in the world to start and grow a business.

      To enquire about attending this event please email philip@tenentrepreneurs.org

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    • Power Lunch with Mehdi Nayebi, Founder, KweekWeek

      Power Lunch with Mehdi Nayebi, Founder, KweekWeek

      Thursday, May 21, 2015 Bircham Dyson Bell, London

      Startup Funding: UK Versus US

      The roundtable discussion will consider the following questions:
      • Even with SEIS and EIS, does the UK still lack Series A funding?
      • Do entrepreneurs still want to move to the US after growing past a certain size
      • Over the coming years, should we still expect more IPOs in the US versus the UK

      Power Lunches
      Power Lunches are small, informal affairs aimed at entrepreneurs in our network. We restrict them to around 14 people (but people of influence). We start at 12:45pm for 1:00pm, and finish no later than 2:15pm. Our principal guest kicks off with roughly 10 minutes of introductory remarks; sandwiches, fruit, wine and coffee are served, and ideas are exchanged.

      Mehdi Nayebi 
      Mehdi is the co-founder and CEO at KweekWeek – a holistic events platform which connects event organisers and consumers in a single space. After leaving Iran at a young age, Mehdi grew up in Paris and became an entrepreneur early on running a successful electronics business while he was in high school. He received a degree in Finance from Dauphine University and held several senior positions with Deutsche Bank & Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Equity Derivatives division before co-founding KweekWeek.

      Bircham Dyson Bell
      This Power Lunch is run in partnership with Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB). BDB is a multi-disciplinary UK law firm advising private companies, public sector bodies, not-for-profit organisations and individuals since 1834. BDB has recently launched the REEF – a business community offering access to a thriving entrepreneurial community to share experiences and skills necessary for building and growing a successful business.

      To enquire about attending a Power Lunch please email philip@tenentrepreneurs.org

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    • Power Lunch with Mark Field MP, Founder, Conservatives for Managed Migration

      Power Lunch with Mark Field MP, Founder, Conservatives for Managed Migration

      Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Adam Smith Institute, London

      Talent and Migration: Why We Should Welcome Those Who Can Make Our Country Greater

      Mark was elected as the MP for the Cities of London and Westminster constituency in 2001, and was re-elected with an increased majority in 2005. In the 2010 General Election he was returned to parliament once more having been re-elected in the revised constituency (bearing the same name) with a further increased majority of 11,076. This result took Mark’s share of the vote locally to over 50% for the first time.He takes a special interest in economic matters, foreign trade and international development, and is currently Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Venture Capital and Private Equity. He is also Vice Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Bangladesh and Football.

      In September 2010 Mark was appointed by the Prime Minister to the prestigious Intelligence and Security Committee. He is the youngest MP serving on the Committee which oversees and scrutinises the work of Britain’s intelligence services.

      To enquire about attending a Power Lunch please email philip@tenentrepreneurs.org.

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    • Power Lunch with Ian Murray MP, Shadow Business Minister for Trade and Investment

      Power Lunch with Ian Murray MP, Shadow Business Minister for Trade and Investment

      Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Adam Smith Institute, London

      Ian Murray was elected as Labour MP for Edinburgh South on May 6th 2010 with a majority of 316. Ian was born in 1976. Brought up in Wester Hailes, Ian when to Dumbryden primary school, then Wester Hailes Education Centre. Ian enrolled at Edinburgh University at the age of 16. He supported his studies with part-time job in a local fish & chip shop, where he then set up and ran a pizza delivery service.

      Ian studied Social Policy and Law and graduated with an Honours degree at the age of 20. He went on to work at the Royal Blind Asylum and then in pensions management after graduating.

      After this Ian was head hunted by an Edinburgh based internet television station (worldart.com). Ultimately, the company ran out funding but, after being made redundant, Ian progressed to set-up his own event management business, 100mph Events Ltd.

      As an event manager, Ian ran the largest arts festival in Europe for 7 years. Ian’s event management experience has included organising live music concerts, broadcast over the internet, from various of Edinburgh’s large music venues. Ian also organised a student exchange programme in Nepal to fund school buildings and staff.

      Ian has been involved in the hospitality trade, having renovated and operated 3 establishments during the last 6 years with his partner of 10 years, Hannah. Ian is a Trustee of the Great War Memorial Committee which built and maintains the only Edinburgh War Memorial on the Somme. Ian is a member of Amnesty International, USDAW Union and the Fabian Society.

      To enquire about how to attend Power Lunches, please email philip@tenentrepreneurs.org

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