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Sahar Hashemi Co-Chair of Government Scale-Up Taskforce

31st May 2017 - 291 days ago

Sahar Hashemi is an entrepreneur and innovation expert who has built two famous brands – Coffee Republic and Skinny Candy and is now working in a variety of roles, including, amongst others, Change Please, which empowers homeless people with the skills and equipment to become fully fledged baristas.

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Sahar Hashemi OBE

Entrepreneur & Innovation Expert

Sahar’s main new role however is being Co-Chair of the Scale-Up Taskforce, which brings together entrepreneurs, investors and local bodies from across the country, which was announced as part of the government’s commitment to a modern Industrial Strategy that helps more businesses become high growth.

Sahar Hashemi, will co-chair the Taskforce alongside Small Business Minister Margot James. Other members of the Taskforce include Ronan Harris, head of Google, Nick Jenkins of Moonpig, Rebecca McNeil from Barclays and Sherry Coutu.

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