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Q&A with the Small Business Commissioner – Paul Uppal

Date: 19th Nov 2018, 9:30 to 12:00

Theme: From Start up to Scaleup

Venue: The Principal York

FSB in partnership with City of York Council are delighted to invite you to an exclusive event with the Small Business Commissioner Paul Uppal.

Focused on small business support and tackling late payment you will have the opportunity to hear directly from, and question, City of York Council, FSB and the York North Yorkshire and East Riding (YNYER) LEP. The event will also allow you to find out what local and national government can do to help your small business.

The event will include:

• Networking with other York and North Yorkshire businesses
• Find out what local and national government can do to help your small business
• Q&A with the small business commissioner on tackling late payments
• Panel & audience discussion on the big challenges facing York


9:30 am - Refreshments and Networking. An opportunity to browse business support information from City of York Council, the YNYER LEP and FSB

10:00 am - Opening remarks & Welcome from City of York Council 

10:05 am - Federation of Small Businesses - Challenges to running a small business and key policy asks to local and national government

10:15am - City of York Council – Support from local government for small businesses

10:25am Support from the YNYER LEP for small businesses 

10:35 am Small Business Commissioner Paul Uppal

11:05 am Q&A with Small Business Commissioner Paul Uppal – Late payments and what support there is from national government for small businesses

11:35 am - Panel Q&A with City of York Council, FSB, YNYER LEP – an opportunity to ask questions on business support or raise local issues

11:55 am-12:00 pm Closing remarks City of York

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Principal Sponsors

benenden health

Business Switch Gas and Electric

Garbutt and Elliott


Inclusion Housing

Incremental Solutions

Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership

Penlife Associates Chartered Financial Planners

Rollits LLP

Sparq (part of the Saville Group)

University of York

XPS Solutions Ltd

York Business Improvement District


York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership

Langleys Solicitors

Autohorn Fleet Services Ltd



Ison Harrison Solicitors

Event Partners


Ian Walker & Co Chartered Accountants

FSB Experts in Business

Make It York For Business

York Bid

York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce


Beetroot Box Video Content Creation

Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors

City of York Council

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