In this edition of Chamber’s Business Support Webinar’s, Philip King, the interim UK Small Business Commissioner will explain the SBC’s role, what small businesses can do to improve their cashflow, and how his office is helping small businesses in the current crisis. He’ll also be happy to take specific questions raised by participants.
9.00am – Welcome from Chamber
9.05am – Introduction to the Small Business Commissioner
9.10am – Making the Cash Flow, Philip King, UK Small Business Commissioner
9.25am – Q&A
9.45am – Close
Keynote Speaker: Philip King, interim UK Small Business Commissioner
In a career spanning over 40 years, Philip has held senior credit management roles in the high-tech and communication sector and in distribution and retail, which included spells at Olivetti and Vodafone. He was appointed Director General of the ICM in 2005, and later Chief Executive. Philip was behind the Institute’s drive to become a Chartered body (becoming the CICM in 2015). He was appointed to the post of interim Small Business Commissioner in January 2020.
Philip was the author of the Managing Cashflow Guides published by the CICM for government, and the architect of the Prompt Payment Code which the CICM administered on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) until its transfer to the office of the SBC in March 2020. He has worked closely with successive governments in championing best-practice credit management and supporting small business.
He was a founding board member of the Start-Up Loans Company, a Red Tape Champion for Insolvency and the first lay Chair of the Joint Insolvency Committee. As Chief Executive of the CICM, Philip worked tirelessly with government agencies to support small businesses and change attitudes towards late payment.
As Small Business Commissioner he is continuing to live this passion and is directly supporting government in delivering its industrial strategy to help small businesses prosper and grow.
Please note: This webinar will be delivered using the digital platform Zoom. Details of how to join the webinar will be emailed to you the day before the event. Limited places are available so please book using the form below to avoid disappointment. The webinar will be recorded and uploaded to Chamber’s Youtube channel shortly after the event.