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Sarah Brown





Finance Business News - When the world began its recovery from the 2008 financial collapse the role of small and medium-sized enterprises SMEs in that process was a striking theme. It was credited as the key driver in the economic recovery, creating most of the new jobs. Now, the post-COVID recovery process offers the same opportunities.


Why nurturing diversity will be key to the regions recovery and growth

Finance Business News - Liverpool City Council has passed a motion supporting the Women s Enterprise Policy Group s WEPG recently published Framework of Policy Actions to Build Back Better for Women s Enterprise , which aims to address the gaps in Covid-19 enterprise support for women.


Liverpool City Council gets behind womens enterprise in the City

Finance Business News - The Rethinking the Economy for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future research report has launched today 8 October .


Let's build back different for a greener, fairer, and thriving City Region

Charity Business News - Following the introduction of Coronavirus restrictions in March, The Women s Organisation immediately redesigned its portfolio of services to operate fully on an online and telephone basis.


Critical support accessed by over 4,000 through turbulent lockdown

Charity Business News - A national charity has chosen Liverpool-based social enterprise, The Women s Organisation, to help it reach out to disadvantaged women and improve their chances of finding employment or starting their own businesses.


New charity partnership set to remove barriers for disadvantaged women

Charity Business News - Selected from over sixty approaches across Europe, the Liverpool-based organisation has been named as one of just three projects which exemplify the very best approaches to supporting women s entrepreneurship.


Liverpool charity chosen as European leader in inclusive entrepreneurship

Finance Business News - As the Government and local authorities across the country launch campaigns to Build Back Better and help the UK s economy recover and grow in a sustainable way post Covid-19, leading voices in business and academia say that more needs to be done to support women s enterprise and avoid a ...


Experts warn against economic catastrophe unless women in business supported

Finance Business News - Research by Startup Genome 2020 Global Startup Ecosystem Report has ranked the two North West powerhouses ninth in the world, ahead of locations including Dubai, Lyon and Chengdu in China.


Two North West powerhouses ranked in worlds top 10 start-up cities

Charity Business News - Liverpool-based social entrepreneur and internationally leading voice on women s enterprise, Maggie O Carroll, has accepted the role at the University of Strathclyde Business School SBS , in the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship.


Social entrepreneur to use new academic role to promote business for good

Finance Business News - New mothers who had taken maternity leave in the last three years were previously being unfairly disadvantaged under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme SEISS , according to campaigners.


Self-employed mothers need more support, say leaders in women's enterprise

Charity Business News - A report by IPSE the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed also says disabled self-employed people are more likely to need financial support during the crisis because, in normal times, their average daily pay rate is 12 lower than freelancers who do not report having a disability.


Thousands of disabled self-employed missing out on pandemic support

Finance Business News - Chancellor Rishi Sunak has laid out a suite of policies to support small businesses which have so far fallen through the cracks in Coronavirus support schemes, promising they have not been forgotten , but now business and academic leaders have come together to call for more urgent action to support women s enterprise.


Female enterprise experts call on Rishi Sunak for a seat at the policy table

Finance Business News - The Department for Business Enterprise and Industrial Strategy BEIS has released the ...


More women and BAME business leaders needed to unlock small business potential

How the Coronavirus crisis is hitting women hardest

By Sarah Brown

Jun 04 2020 11:26AM

Health Business News - Statistics revealed in the Crises Collide Women and Covid-19 report from the Women s Budget Group show alarming indicators on the immediate impact that the Coronavirus pandemic is having on different groups of women.


How the Coronavirus crisis is hitting women hardest

Charity Business News - New mothers who took maternity leave within the last assessment period are being unfairly disadvantaged in the Government s Self Employment Income Support Scheme SEISS , says The Women s Organisation.


Women entrepreneurs unfairly penalised for taking maternity leave in COVID-19

Charity Business News - While its no longer business as usual for thousands across the City Region, The Women s Organisation is offering entrepreneurs and SMEs a vital lifeline through its programme of online and virtual business advice, training, and webinars.


The Womens Organisation steps up support for female entrepreneurs in lockdown

Charity Business News - The NatWest SE100 Index, announced yesterday 14 May is the annual list of the UK s leading 100 social enterprises, compiled by Pioneers Post in partnership with NatWest Social and Community Capital.


Liverpool based organisation listed in the top 1% of UK Social Enterprises

Charity Business News - With workplaces and venues forced to close to ensure social distancing, many ventures have had to rapidly reassess their whole way of working. Here, we meet four Liverpool City Region businesses that have successfully transitioned to maintain a valuable service for their clients by reacting and adapting to the current crisis.


The Liverpool businesses that are adapting to the new business normal

Finance Business News - Leading social enterprise, The Women s Organisation, is working with civil servants to resolve the issue and is urging the Government to reconsider and plug the gaps in its COVID-19 financial support package to better protect Company Directors.


1000s of Companies at risk as Directors missing out on Government support

Retail Business News - Toxteth-born author and social entrepreneur, Natalie Reeves Billing, is set to release her debut children s book today 5 May .


Liverpool entrepreneur launches debut childrens book to help families through Crisis