Tony Robinson OBE is widely regarded as the UK’s biggest champion of micro businesses (0-9 employees), is a multiple business owner himself over three decades, Chair of Yorkshire in Business Limited, Patron of the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank, judge for the major UK Entrepreneurship Awards, founder of the SFEDI Group & co-founder of the annual #MicroBizMatters Day which began in 2015. He is also the recipient of 2 Lifetime Achievement Awards for Enterprise & was National Enterprise Network’s ‘Enterprise Support Champion 2019’.
He’ll be 70yrs old on 7th September 2022 & so wants to devote the 12 months leading up to that to raising as much money as possible for ExcludedUK – a grassroots organisation established in May 2020 in response to the financial challenges faced by individuals & businesses entirely or largely excluded from government COVID-19 financial support.
He’ll be doing this by donating all proceeds from his ’70 Talks In 70 Towns’ fundraising tour, all royalties from sales of his ‘The Happipreneur: Why #MicroBizMatters?‘ book & at least 50% of his paid articles, virtual & corporate / conference speaking fees to a Hardship Fund for ExcludedUK. (His aim is to raise £1M for ExludedUK).
Confirmed tour dates (so far)
- 24th August 2021 – Coventry University, Scarborough Campus
- 14th October 2021 – South Shields
- 29th October 2021 – LinkedIn Live Q&A / interview for Founders’ Friday
- 7th December 2021 – Virtual Event for International Association of Bookkeepers & the Organisation for Responsible Business
- 24th March 2022 – UK & Ireland Micro Business Awards, Scarborough
- 24th & 25th March 2022 – #MicroBizMatters Festival, Scarborough
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