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Sahar Hashemi co-chairs Government Taskforce

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25 Apr 2017

Sahar Hashemi co-chairs Government Taskforce

In March 2017, the Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in the UK government, Margot James, chaired the first meeting of a taskforce to help assess the barriers to growth facing UK businesses.

The Scale-Up Taskforce, which brings together entrepreneurs, investors and local bodies from across the country, was announced as part of the government’s strategy to help small businesses 

Sahar Hashemi, entrepreneur and co-founder of Coffee Republic, will co-chair the regular taskforce meetings alongside Small Business Minister Margot James.

Sahar Hashemi said:

“We are already a start-up nation and now the opportunity is to become a scale-up nation – by removing the barriers and creating an ecosystem to enable the entrepreneurs who had the grit and determination to start a business to capitalise on opportunities this new global networked world brings and grow their businesses to 

Members of the Taskforce include

Nick Jenkins, founder of Moonpig, a “Dragon” on BBC TV’s Dragon’s Den,  Ronan Harris, Managing Director, Google UK, Rebecca McNeil, ‎Chief Operating Officer, Business Banking, ‎Barclays UK, Marcus Stuttard, Chief Executive of the Alternative Investment Market on the London Stock Exchange, Charlotte Keenan, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs. 

Sahar is a passionate advocate of helping companies all sizes to scale up their business and using entrepreneurial attitudes to grow and compete.

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