Track record in the debate about small business
"I have a very long term record of involvement in the debate about the capitalization of small start-up businesses that started with my submission to The Wilson Committee during the 1970's. This was given a full page write up in Investors Chronicle, May 1978.
I have come to believe that there is a fundamental error in the way we capitalize new jobs.
During the 1990's I became involved in the debate surrounding the creation of Venture Capital Trusts by the UK government. My submission then became of sufficient value that I was interviewed by senior executives from the City of London at the behest of the Governor of The Bank of England, Mr. Eddie George.
Those conversations reinforced my convictions in these matters."