Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, today announced that he is relaunching Labour’s Small Business Taskforce following Nigel Doughty’s tragic death in February 2012. The Chair of the Taskforce will now be taken up by Bill Thomas, a former Senior Vice-President of Hewlett Packard.
The taskforce of business people, entrepreneurs and experts was set up by Ed Milband in 2010 to look at how the government can shape the business environment so it is as conducive as possible for entrepreneurship and growing small businesses. It was chaired by Nigel Doughty until his death in February 2012.
Ed Miliband MP said: “Nigel Doughty left the Labour party a huge intellectual legacy with his interim Small Business Taskforce report before he so sadly passed away earlier this year. It is right that we continue his work and contribution in this area, and I am delighted that Bill Thomas has agreed to chair the taskforce’s work going forwards.”
Bill Thomas, the new Chair of Labour’s Small Business Taskforce, said: “I am delighted to be asked to chair Labour’s Small Business Taskforce going forwards. A great deal was achieved under Nigel Doughty’s leadership and I am committed to building upon his insightful legacy. The taskforce will report back to Ed Miliband, Ed Balls and Chuka Umunna later this year on what policies we think a future Labour government should adopt to promote entrepreneurship and small business.”Other news from The Labour Party