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An Audience with Rushanara Ali MP


19 March 2024


10:15 - 11:15




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An Audience with Rushanara Ali MP

The CBI is delighted to host An Audience with Rushanara Ali MP, Shadow Minister for Investment and Small Business.

With a General Election on the horizon, 2024 is set to be a pivotal year for business and ahead of this, the Labour Party published their ambitious plan to support small businesses.

Hear from Hannah Bernard OBE, Head of Business Banking at Barclays UK who will be providing details on the outlook for SMEs. Then, join Rushanara Ali MP and Jordan Cummins, UK Competitiveness Director - CBI as they discuss:

  • The beating heart of our economy, Labour’s plan for Small Business
  • Rushanara’s insights from conversations with SME business leaders
  • The answers to your questions.

Who should attend?

  • SME business leaders
  • Representatives from Trade Associations
  • Representatives from corporates organisations with significant SME supply chains / customer base.

Why attend?

  • Get up-to-date with the latest insights from the Labour Party
  • Hear Labour’s responses to the questions you submit.

About Rushanara Ali:
Rushanara Ali, Shadow Minister for Investment and Small Business has been the Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow since 2010 and is currently a member of the Treasury Select Committee and the UK Trade Envoy to Bangladesh. She has also worked at the Home Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Institute for Public Policy Research. Rushanara has also co-founded the charities One Million Mentors and Uprising.


The CBI is committed to creating safe environments where members and guests can network learn from each other and share ideas to help shape stronger businesses for the whole economy – please read our updated Code of Conduct.



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