Sebastien Kurzel

August 13, 2019

UK businesses will solve the Brexit challenge – if the government plays their part

Commentators have lost interest in deriding the UK’s attempts to line up non-EU trade deals, and begun to focus on the potential chaos for exporting businesses. But while it’s going to be tricky short term, businesses will triumph, even in a no-deal Brexit.
July 31, 2019

Boris needs top entrepreneurs onside to drive a new agenda

If Boris Johnson is going to deliver the kind of change he wants to see, he will need the help, expertise and innovation of UK family business owners and entrepreneurs, says Sebastien Kurzel.
July 11, 2019

Brexit is an opportunity to rethink our relationship with Africa

The Government still thinks of Africa as a mere beneficiary of international aid. Brexit is a time to rethink that and take advantage of the many trade and investment opportunities the continent provides the UK, argues Sebastien Kurzel.
May 17, 2019

The government’s approach to social tech must be smarter, faster and broader

It is good to see the Government back social tech, argues Sebastien Kurzel, but they need to make sure that truly understand compelling new technology, and do not just pay lip-service to technology that is already out of date.
March 21, 2019

The government must act now to boost startup activity post-Brexit

The UK has an opportunity to become the next great tech-startup economy post-Brexit, but it needs the Government to do more first, argues Sebastien Kurzel.
March 12, 2019

British technology is a victim of the Government’s mishandling of Brexit

The British political class has been so distracted by Brexit over the last two years, that we have failed to take a lead on new technology that will deliver the next generation of economic growth, argues Sebastien Kurzel
September 19, 2018

Bring back National Service

In an increasingly uncertain world where the risk of global military conflict seems to rise incrementally every day, it is time for us to consider bringing back compulsory National Service, argues Sebastien Kurzel. 
September 12, 2018

The real threat to our national security

The UK’s dependency on energy imports is a threat to our national security. We need to embrace alternative sources, says Sebastien Kurzel.
April 23, 2018

It’s time the Government appointed a Minister of Tourism

Tourism is big business and the UK is a prime destination, yet it’s an afterthought when it comes to Government policy. It’s time for the Government to appoint a dedicated Minister of Tourism, says Sebastien Kurzel. 
March 20, 2018

Time for Govt to back Britain’s family business sector

The UK Government needs to do more to support and recognise the country’s family-owned businesses, argues Sebastien Kurzel. Family businesses are at the heart of every […]
February 16, 2018

We need Eastern and Western Powerhouses too

Both the East and West of England need the Government to do more to support the spread of business confidence, highlight their achievements and inject much-needed investment into infrastructure and economic incentives, says Sebastien Kurzel.
January 22, 2018

Irrespective of Brexit, we must support our middle industry

Whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, the Government needs to make sure it supports Britain’s mid-sized exporting businesses – the UK’s Mittelstand, says Sebastien Kurzel.
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