The Business Senate for Enterprise

About Us

The National Senate for the UK SME Sector

The Genesis Initiative was formed to improve the quality of the debate on SMEs in the UK and Europe and create economic reform, driven by SMEs and supported by Parliamentarians.

The senate is a body that meets once during each Parliamentary session and involves highly professional and qualified individuals who are representative of Entrepreneurs, SME Academia, Parliaments and Assemblies and SME Organisations within the UK (some 113 representing nearly 1 million members).

This combination of entrepreneurial zeal, concentrated research and commitment from experts working on behalf of SMEs is linked with All Party Support from over 500 Politicians from the House of Lords and Commons.

Their joint efforts contribute to the continued growth of the SME sector within the United Kingdom.

This experience and knowledge is disseminated to our European partners who wish to emulate this model.

Small business is the backbone of the British economy and when it does well the whole country does well. The role of Genesis is to act as an umbrella organisation, working on your behalf to optimise potential growth in the SME sector by fostering a “can do” culture. We aim to participate fully in achieving the economic and structural reforms that will enable business to flourish.

New jobs, new ideas and new wealth will be created if small businesses are thriving. Our role is to help sustain this business environment.

We work closely with opinion formers within the UK and Europe in pressing for change where change is necessary. By galvanising the SME community we can ensure that the voice of the sector will be heard loud and clear.

John May, Chairman


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