Past Events

Labour Conference: Lessons from the Fight against Fixed Odd Betting Terminals

24 September 2018

Labour Party Conference

ACC Liverpool

SME4Labour together with the Labour Campaign for Gambling Reform hosted a panel discussion on the lessons from the fight against fixed-odd betting terminals with Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson, gambling campaigner Matt Zarb-Cousin and Bradford Councillor Richard Dunbar.   

The event was kindly chaired by Carolyn Harris MP

A selection of photos can be found here

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Labour Conference: Nurturing the Green Economy - In Conversation with Clive Lewis MP, Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury

25 September 2018

Labour Party Conference

ACC Liverpool

SME4Labour together with Labour Business and SERA hosted Shadow Treasury Minister Clive Lewis at Labour Party conference for a discussion on nurturing the green economy. The event was chaired by Polly Billington, journalist and executive member of SERA.

A selection of photos can be found here.

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Labour Conference: Small Business Question Time with Ayesha Hazarika - Sponsored by IPSE

25 September 2018

Labour Party Conference

ACC Liverpool

SME4Labour collaborated with the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed to host a 'Small Business Question Time' at Labour Party Conference 2018  

A selection of photos can be found here

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Labour Conference: How Labour Councils Can Support SMEs

23 September 2018

Labour Party Conference

ACC Liverpool

SME4Labour began party conference with a panel discussion bringing together councillors from across the country to share ideas and best practice on what local government can do to support SMEs.

A selection of photos can be found here

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Friends of Durham Miners' Gala Fundraising Dinner

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SME4Labour hosted a fundraising dinner for the Friends of Durham Miners’ Gala at Troia Restaurant on Wednesday, 9th May 2018.

The lively dinner attended by many activists, Labour members of parliament and trade unions has raised £5000 which will go directly to supporting Durham Miners Gala (the Big Meeting).

Co-Chairman of SME4Labour Cllr Ibrahim Dogus and members of the Executive Board were joined by Chairman of Durham Miners’ Association Joseph Whitworth and Secretary of the Association Alan Cummings.

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Local Elections 2018 and SMEs

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SME4Labour held a public forum on the Local Elections 2018 in Jubilee Room of the Houses of Parliament on Monday, 30th April 2018.

The keynote speakers were Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Business Bill Esterson MP, Thelma Walker MP for Colne Valley and Sonny Leong, Co-Chairman of SME4Labour.

The event was kindly hosted by Thelma Walker MP and chaired by Andrew Dismore, Labour London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden. Attendees included small and medium business owners.

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SME4Labour AGM 2018

On Tuesday the 18th of April, SME4Labour held its Annual General Meeting in Committee Room 6 of the Houses of Parliament.

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SME4Labour's 2nd Annual Parliamentary Reception (2018)

On Monday the 5th of March 2018, SME4Labour held its 2nd annual parliamentary reception in the Jubilee Room of the Palace of Westminster. A selection of photos from the evening can be found here.

SME4Labour works to bring together small business owners and the self-employed with members of the party at all levels, and the room was packed with people from small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and the labour movement. This included many Labour councillors, peers and members of parliament, alongside a variety of entrepreneurs, trade unionists and community activists.

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2nd SME4Labour Gala and Labour Excellence Awards

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Held at the Park Lane Sheraton Hotel in Piccadilly, the event was attended by over 400 guest. This included over 60 Labour MPs and peers, including several members of the shadow cabinet. They were joined by mayors, local councillors and other members of the Labour family, alongside trade union leaders and distinguished figures from the business community.

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Beating the Tories on Business – How Labour Can Win the Battle for SME Hearts and Minds Again

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21st November 2017 – SME4Labour held a roundtable discussion in Parliament about how the Labour Party can beat the Tories on business and re-establish itself as the party of - and for - small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners and workers. The session was kindly hosted by Jack Dromey MP, Shadow Minister for Labour. Shadow Secretary of State for Business Bill Esterson MP joined Mr. Dromey for the session. Rehana Ameer, councillor in the City of London and an SME owner, kindly chaired the event, and our panel of speakers featured Hamish Sandison, chair of Labour Business, Simon Lydiard, former civil servant, and Emma Barnes, owner of Wild Fawn jewellery. 

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