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Ron Emerson CBE


Ron was the founding Chairman of the British Business Bank (BBB), the UK government's economic development bank aimed at improving access to finance for the small and mid-sized business sector.

During his three years at the helm of BBB, the bank mobilised around £7 billion of new money for this sector, funded more than 40,000 new start-ups and worked with more than 80 new partners to provide finance from debt to equity, and delivered the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine funds totalling in excess of £600 million. He was awarded a CBE in 2017 for services to International Banking and the financing of small and mid-sized businesses.

A long career in banking has included a period as a Senior Banking Advisor at The Bank of England, including the UK regulator, which was combined with a number of diverse NED roles, and 20 years as a member of the Faculty of Management Studies at Oxford University.

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