Haverhill furniture entrepreneur to take part in debate at Cambridge University

GOVERNMENT intervenes too much in business, a Haverhill furniture entrepreneur will argue in a debate hosted by Cambridge University.

Jan Cavelle, who is also the United Kingdom Female Entrepreneurship Ambassador, will be joined by Baroness Jo Valentine, a Crossbench Peer and member of the House of Lords, and MP David Davis in making the case against government interference in Deloitte’s ‘Great Debate’ on Thursday, September 29.

On the opposing side will be Sir Andrew Cahn, former head of UK Trade and Investment and vice chairman of Nomura International, George Freeman MP and Ken Olisa OBE, who runs Restoration Partners, a boutique technology merchant bank.

The debate, to be held in the debating chamber of the Cambridge Union Society, will be chaired by its president, Calum MacDonald. Founded in 1815, it is the oldest and most prestigious student debating society in the world.

Andy Swarbrick, partner at Deloitte in Cambridge, said: “We are delighted to have assembled an eminent and talented group of speakers for and against the motion and look forward to what will undoubtedly be a fascinating debate.”

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