Launch of the UK Economic Blueprint for Women White Paper

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WESTMINSTER, U.K. - eTradeWire -- Savvitas celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week #GEW2020 with the publication of a groundbreaking Savvitas NatWest White Paper: Leveraging Opportunity for UK Female Entrepreneurship. The White Paper makes practical and achievable recommendations for Government, private and third sectors with ideas gained from women business-owners during a national Economic Blueprint (EB) Roadshow supported by NatWest.

The launch took place on November 18, 2020, #GEW2020 Diversity & Inclusion Day, with UK entrepreneurs and women business-owners, parliamentarians, professionals and academics. Speakers included: The Earl of Erroll, CrossBench Peer & Technology Entrepreneur; Craig Tracey MP, Chairman All-Party Parliamentary Group for Women & Enterprise (APPGWE); Helene Martin Gee, Savvitas Founder & CEO, Entrepreneur, Investor and Parliamentary Adviser; Jill Pay, Chairman Pink Shoe Senate; Brenda King MBE, CEO ACDiversity; Julie Baker, Head of Enterprise and Community Finance, and Yvonne Greeves, Director, Women in Business, NatWest Group; and Sue Lawton MBE, Global Expert, Women's Economic Empowerment, UN High Level Panel.

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Evidence shows that COVID is having a disproportionate impact on women. It's vital that UK women business-owners are encouraged and supported. Delegates joined informal discussions to promote recommendations for women's enterprise.

The UK Economic Blueprint for Women (EB) White Paper - - helps create conditions for women-owned/led businesses to gain a fairer share of business opportunities and contracts, with a focus on helping women scale up their businesses.

Craig Tracey MP said: "As Chair of the APPGWE, and an active MP in my North Warwickshire constituency, I recognise the vital contribution that women business-owners make to the economy and their communities. More progress to improve opportunities for women's enterprise offers huge potential for our future prosperity. I welcome this White Paper which builds on the work of the Rose Review and the APPGWE Report published in 2019."

The Earl of Erroll said: "The Savvitas NatWest White Paper comes directly from British women business-owners. Its recommendations create an opportunity for Parliamentarians of all parties to understand what female founders need. I am especially keen on the proposal to embed entrepreneurial education into the curriculum at all stages."

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Helene Martin Gee, Founder of the initiative said: "Despite current challenges we're seeing a growth in female enterprise and wider recognition of our valuable contribution to the economy. As Savvitas collaborates with its partners to continue promoting and supporting female enterprise, I hope the recommendations in this White Paper will stimulate progress throughout the country."

NatWest's support of the National Roadshow enabled Savvitas to gather ideas from 400 women business-owners at events in Cardiff, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London and online. Savvitas is proud to be the delivery partner. With its team of 100 volunteers, Team EB, it uses advocacy and influence to seek policy and economic solutions to improve opportunities for women-led businesses.

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