The Business Senate for Enterprise

Deputy Chairman

Professor John Stanworth


Appointed Britain’s first SME professor in 1981 at the University of Westminster, John has been a director of The Genesis Initiative since 2004.

He has been a Director-General of the Small Business Research Trust, conducting and publishing seminal research in the fields of Entrepreneurial Motivation, Growth Corridor firms, Teleworking, Franchising and Direct Selling and also ran the London Enterprise Programme SME training initiative with the London Enterprise Agency and the GLC.

A consulting and founding editor of the International Small Business Journal, he has published over 100 books and articles, won numerous global awards and appeared on radio and TV broadcasts.

He has also been a long-term member of the Labour Finance and Industry Group.


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