Building a new future for small businesses and freelancers.

Backing small businesses & freelancers in the UK, to get them back in business.

COVID-19 is threatening the existence of the UKs vibrant freelance and small business sector.

Many business owners have been left feeling frightened, isolated and hopeless, worried about whether they can keep their businesses going during this unprecedented crisis and whether, if they employ people, they will be able to carry on doing so.

Yes, there are various schemes launched by the Government and others. However, many are confused about how to access them and whether they’ll get the help they need in time. Many small business owners are also feeling isolated and may well be vulnerable to mental health issues too.

We need to know what businesses need to rebuild, reboot and regenerate, and we need to act now. 

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UK's workforce is employed by SMEs
Days of cash held by median small business
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Businesses granted loans under the government schemes after COVID-19

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Who we are.

Founded by prominent broadcasters Liz Barclay and Mickey Clark, the BackinBusiness is one passionate about small businesses and the issues faced by owners of businesses in all sectors. 

Between us, we’ve got a wealth of knowledge and experience in the sector. We’ve owned small businesses ourselves, and for decades have written for national newspapers, business and finance magazines and websites, have written books on small business, and been a part of radio and TV programmes on the topic too. 

Liz Barclay
CEO & PRESENTER
Mickey Clark
PRESENTER
Declan Curry
BUSINESS EDITOR
Amy Thomason
DIRECTOR OF CONTENT
Jyoti Rambhai
CHIEF REPORTER
Chris Pond
CHAIR
Simon McVicker

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, POLICY & COMMUNICATIONS

Andrew Chamberlain

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & GOVERNANCE

Bob Powell

DIRECTOR OF TRAINING & VOICE OF IRELAND

Breon Finch
HEAD OF POLICY, RESEARCH & EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Katie Stepek
VOICE OF SCOTLAND
Sandy Tabalo
PODCAST PRODUCER
Jemma Pentney
GRAPHIC DESIGN
Harry Van Daalen
PODCAST PRODUCER
Ben Houghton
PODCAST EDITOR
Ellie Weale
SOCIAL MEDIA
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Everything to help you out, all in one place.

We want to give you the tools, expertise and professional services needed to get through this crisis, to get up and running again, following COVID-19. So, we’re pulling together an army of business, finance, legal and mental health volunteers to help, support and reassure you, our small business owners and freelancers.  

Blogs

We’ll be uploading regular blogs, highlighting the issues that really matter to small businesses in the UK.

Read OUR BLOGS

Podcasts

Listen in each week as we discuss the topics that will be on everyone’s lips, and the ones that aren’t.

Listen to PODCASTS

Resources

Get all the tools and resources you need to rebuild, and access a network of professionals willing to help.

Access our resources

Latest blogs.

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