February 2020 Breakfast
In a city renowned as a hotspot for technology enterprises, along with the UK’s highest start-up rates outside of London, Milton Keynes businesses face an increasing risk to cyber-attack – according to former head of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan CMG. Speaking to the city’s business people at this week’s Milton Keynes Business Leaders event, Mr Hannigan offered the 80 attendees an insight into the parallel universe of cybercrime and the dark web. He highlighted the fact that, with the exacerbated ransomware threat, no business, no matter how small, was immune.
January 2020 Breakfast
With the Government set to cut Rate Support Grants, and MK Council’s reliance on business rates set to increase by 25%, Cllr Sam Crooks, Mayor of Milton Keynes, has called upon businesses to work collaboratively with the council - particularly as the city faces a decade of considerable growth. Speaking at the first Milton Keynes Business Leaders Partnership (MKBLP) event of 2020, Cllr Crooks highlighted how the phasing out of the Rate Support Grant will see the percentage of local business rates retained by the council increase to 75%.
MKBLP MISSION STATEMENT
To develop the business interests
of Milton Keynes through
with decision makers in the public,
private and voluntary sectors