The sixth annual ERC State of Small Business Britain Conference takes place today at The Shard in London. The conference, which this year is being held in partnership with the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), focuses on how we can strengthen key sectors of the UK economy. At the event we will present new comparative research on UK firms and hear from industry and policy speakers.
‘Strengthening Sectors’ is a theme at the heart of the Industrial Strategy. Both manufacturing and service firms face significant challenges, however, from increasing global competition as well as the digital revolution. Where do UK businesses stand? Do we have the business mindset to compete effectively? Are UK firms taking full advantage of new digital technologies? How effectively is policy supporting sectoral strengths particularly among SMEs?
Over the last six years, the State of Small Business Britain Conference has become a must-attend event for those working in enterprise research, support and policy.