Facilitating Impact: Making Entrepreneurship and Diversity Everyone's Business

Lead Research Organisation: Lancaster University
Department Name: Management Learning

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Publications

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Description Burt Report 'Inclusive Support for Women in Enterprise'.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Issues relating to the growth and development of small firms are of direct relevance to national and regional policy-making. In this regard, the momentum created by my leadership of the aforementioned ESRC funded projects has been instrumental in helping develop data on diversity, growth and enterprise development which has influenced the national and European policy agendas, as evidenced through the 2015 Burt Report 'Inclusive Support for Women in Enterprise'. Many of the report's recommendations were based on the EDA's impact 'best-practice' document on diversity and enterprise support. These have also been featured in the Sunday Telegraph [June 2013] as well as informing the Women's Enterprise Scotland strategy document for 2015-16. Furthermore, I have presented this work to select committees, the House of Lords and members of the European Commission; and I have been working with the European Commission and colleagues in Brussels in an advisory capacity to develop mentoring support models for minority enterprise. As a result, this work on mentoring and innovative models of business support was promoted as examples of 'best practice' in national and European policy arenas [Lloyds Banking Group, British Bankers' Association, and OECD]. This work is casting new light on academic debates on diversity and entrepreneurship amongst disadvantaged groups and is having policy impact in terms of business policy and knowledge transfer
 
Description ESRC
Amount £52,135 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 09/2017
 
Description Industry collaboration
Amount £375,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 18-0334 
Organisation Institute of Leadership & Management 
Start 04/2018 
End 04/2020
 
Description Making Diversity and Enterprise Everyone's Business
Amount £32,132 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 09/2016
 
Description Enterprise and Diversity Alliance news : Birmingham edition : summer 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Newsletter - Birmingham Edition - Circulated to DEN network: Linked in 650 contacts, Twitter 940 contacts and DEN network just under 1500 contacts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
 
Description Enterprise and Diversity Alliance news : Black Country edition : summer 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Launch Newsletter - Black Country Edition - Circulated to BCABA members - approximately 2,000 contacts, EDA members, approximately 120 West Midlands contacts from CREME database and 4 LEP contacts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Enterprise and Diversity Alliance news : conference edition : summer 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Annual Ethnic Minority Business Conference Edition - Circulated to EDA members, LEP contacts and CREME database
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
 
Description workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Engaging Small Firms, Corporates and Policy-Makers: What impact does Mentoring Make?
Developing management and leadership capability through the up-take of business mentoring is a major pillar of business support strategy. Through a partnership with small firms, banks and large businesses, successive governments have encouraged a huge boost to the availability and accessibility of business mentoring opportunities but what is the value of business mentoring to the growth and survival of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)?
The Enterprise & Diversity Alliance (EDA) in conjunction with women's Enterprise Scotland and GrowBiz held an an interactive workshop which explored how innovative approaches to mentoring can bridge the management and leadership gap in minority and female owned businesses.
The workshop considered the research and policy implication with the aim of raising awareness and stimulating action to further advance this important agenda

The event will address:

• How we can provide relevant and appropriate support to help diverse small firms realise their full potential

• How developing leadership and management capability can support local growth

• How mentoring can make a difference to women's enterprise
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017