So Sir Alan has been offered a role as an adviser to small businesses or ‘Enterprise Tsar’ for short (http://bit.ly/7W3MG6). The Conservatives think Sir Alan must choose between working for the government and working for the BBC’s The Apprentice. (http://bit.ly/7KsHzn). Are they right?
But what is in the interests of the 4.7 million small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK?
What we do know is that politicians tend to go to university then into parliament perhaps having had a job in the public sector. But with less than 10% having more than 10 years of business experience, and most of this will be with corporations, do that need a like sugar to sweeten politics?
Whether we like Sir Alan or not he does know a like bit more about business than your average MP so why not forgot the politics and get real. A caring nation needs to generate wealth from a successful economy is driven innovation fuelled by entrepreneurship.
I don’t normally take sugar but perhaps today I’ll have a lump or two!