Dragons’ Den investor James Caan has claimed the UK ‘could definitely do more’ to support entrepreneurial talent and emerging companies.
Dragons’ Den investor James Caan has claimed the UK ‘could definitely do more’ to support entrepreneurial talent and emerging companies following his selection on a government business advisory forum.
Caan will be one of the 26 entrepreneurs to sit on the Entrepreneurs Business Forum, which Business Secretary Vince Cable announced in November will provide the government with informal and personal advice on future business and enterprise policies.
Says Caan: ‘Whilst I think Britain is a creative and innovative society, to be able to compete with global markets I think we could definitely do more. In particular, I know that the recent spending review has put more pressure on the education sector, but I would like to see more done to improve and increase the education of science and technology throughout the education system.’
Other entrepreneurs to sit on the forum, which will meet four times a year, include Jan Fletcher, Dawn Gibbins and Sarah Tremellen. It will meet for the first time in January next year.