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IoD East Midlands - Policy Voice Roundtable with Natalie Gasson

06 Jul 2020
IoD East Midlands Online , Online
East Midlands Policy Voice Ambassador, Natalie Gasson, will be leading this online discussion for local members, ensuring the voices of local businesses are amplified and carried forward to the central government for discussion.

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Date & time: 06 Jul 2020 10:30 - 11:30
Location: IoD East Midlands Online , Online
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Ms Cari Grice
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The UK Government has a large number of regulations and policies that guide businesses. Some of these are mandatory rules, while other act as recommendations that may still influence business Directors’ behaviours indirectly. 

Directors of businesses need to be able to navigate and understand these regulations and policies, recognising the difference between those that must be adhered to and those that offer flexibility.

It is a skill in its own right for directors to be able to effectively respond to ever evolving policies at both a local and national level. This skill requires understanding and more often than not, conversations with peers and sense checking with a trusted and qualified intermediary.

As the new East Midlands Policy Ambassador, I am determined to better understand at a regional level, which key policy issues are affecting Directors the most. To do this I’ve introduced monthly policy roundtables to the region, the first was held on Monday 8 June, 2020.

Through the East Midlands Policy Roundtables, I want to develop an effective platform to give as many Directors as possible a voice. Cultivating voices from a wide and diverse pool is critically important if the IoD’s East Midlands Regional Committee is to be authentic, constructive and effective in representing regional director’s views nationally. 

Policy roundtables offer directors a full 60 minutes to share and explore a range of policy issues as they set the agenda.  I want to create an environment in which directors feel that any contribution to our regional policy voice is better than none. 

- Natalie Gasson, IoD East Midland Policy Voice Ambassador


Natalie Gasson, IoD East Midlands Policy Ambassador

Natalie Gasson is responsible for coordinating all aspects of governance and compliance at the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, which supports and encourages economic growth across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

A well-known face on the local business scene, she spent more than eight years as Development Manager for the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, working to develop and implement strategic plan and activities to support the FSB’s regional and national objectives. 

She began her career in local business support in 2008, as Corporate Marketing Officer for the East Midlands Development Agency and has served as the Midlands Engine Business Forum Chair and the Midlands Engine Strategic Lead for Government’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. She is also a Trustee of the Nottingham Playhouse theatre.



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