What a fascinating afternoon at the British Growth Fund conference speaking alongside Dr Pippa Malgram and Dr Anthony Seldon. Pippa gave a lucid outline of the global economy and the development of AI. Soon your phone will be able to detect your mood by the way you walk….While Anthony spoke about the Fourth Education Revolution and the impact of AI on learning: will it liberate us or enslave us?

Meanwhile, it was brilliant to meet with people and businesses associated with the British Growth Fund. Founded in the wake of the Crash, as a way of releasing cash and investment for small businesses in the wake of the borrowing freeze, it has become of the leading lenders for small business. Some impressive success stories are part of its portfolio from high street names such as Bar Burrito and Gym Box.