Government appoints female MP to lead women in enterprise

Kate McCann
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THE government has appointed Lorely Burt MP as its women in enterprise champion, a new position in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Burt, who set up and ran her own business before becoming an MP, will help boost the number of female entrepreneurs in the UK, by explaining the help available to start up and run a new venture. “Just 20 per cent of British businesses are owned and controlled by women. This is a shocking waste of entrepreneurial talent that should be enriching customers, businesses and our economy generally,” Burt said yesterday.