Liverpool Business Group in conjunction with the Enterprise Hub drew together key local economic influencers for a roundtable event with one of the UK’s leading experts on enterprise research policy and practice, Professor Mark Hart, to consider how an innovative and focused enterprise policy and practice approach can inspire and propel business start-up and growth in the Liverpool City Region.

Vibrant entrepreneurship is a vital component for any ambitious city, generating wealth, creating jobs and finding innovative solutions. A start-up city is led by the entrepreneurial leaders who dare to think of something new, and their subsequent contribution to the economy is invaluable.

As the UK’s start-up revolution shows no signs of slowing down, Professor Hart provided evidenced based insights as to why creative and forward-thinking policy and support infrastructure is the catalyst to enabling a flourishing business community able to compete on a global scale, and just how we can achieve that.

Professor Mark Hart is Deputy Director of the ERC and Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at Aston Business School. Over the last 35 years, Professor Hart has worked and published extensively in the areas of entrepreneurship, enterprise and small business development and policy.  He jointly manages the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project  in the UK and advises a number of UK Government Departments and the Devolved Administrations on enterprise issues.