The Time to Change Report: A Blueprint for Advancing the UK’s Ethnic Minority Businesses, commissioned by NatWest Group and prepared by the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship at Aston University sets out ten evidence-based recommendations for developing better policy and support targeting EMBs which, if implemented, have the potential of generating a four-fold increase in the annual GVA for EMBs, from £25 billion to £100 billion.

Aston University and NatWest Group have made a commitment to work collectively over the next three years to drive forward the implementation of the report. A new team has been formed to move this strategy forward and work with colleagues at Aston University & NatWest along key partners, and stakeholders to create lasting change for ethnic minority businesses in the UK.

The Team

  • Professor Monder Ram, OBE | Centre Director- Aston University
  • Professor Richard Roberts | Professorial Research Fellow- Aston University
  • Dr Susan Lanz | Research Impact Fellow - Aston University
  • Chantel Thompson | Content Marketing & Engagement Manager - Aston University
  • Julie Baker | Head of Enterprise and Climate Engagement and Partnerships- NatWest Group
  • Sharniya Ferdinand | Enterprise Community Strategy Director- NatWest Group