The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, this week announced the launch of a new Business Council, with a mission to boost jobs, unlock investment, accelerate net-zero ambitions, and promote Global Britain.
The new Council, co-chaired by the Chancellor, will convene a new cohort of business leaders to work in partnership with the Government, helping to drive a high productivity, high growth economy over the next 12 months and level up local economies around the country.
Joanna Swash, CEO of Moneypenny, joins other UK business leaders on the Council, from a range of industries and sectors, including manufacturing, financial services, energy, and world-renowned science and technology sectors and including household names of Microsoft, Rolls Royce, Starling Bank and Octopus Energy.
“I am honoured to have been invited to sit on the Council,” Joanna comments. “I am a firm believer that together is what makes us stronger. It is a founding principle at Moneypenny. We believe it is about trust and belief in our people, combined with innovative advancements in technology, which are critical to our business success. This ethos goes hand in hand with the Plan for Growth (infrastructure, innovation, and skills), levelling-up the UK and global business aspirations. I look forward to sharing the Moneypenny perspective and experience, alongside those of my colleagues on the Council as we strive to deliver impact on the national and international stage and create a sustainable future for the leaders of tomorrow.”
Moneypenny has grown to become the leading outsourced communications company, handling annually over 20 million calls, live chats, and online communications for clients globally. She passionately believes that this business success has been down to not only the ability to constantly adapt and innovate, but also due to the amazing teamwork, and the happiness and wellbeing of all the employees at Moneypenny and that this unique culture has allowed the company to thrive.
It is this experience that Joanna will bring to the Business Council which aims to build on the successes of last year’s Build Back Better Business Council, retaining and implementing the three core pillars of the Plan for Growth framework – infrastructure, innovation, and skills – against which Council members will continue to translate goals into measurable action.
The first Prime Minister’s Business Council meeting is scheduled for the coming weeks.