Chaired by Boris Johnson, the new business council met today for the first time as a new partnership with Government to steer the Covid-19 economic recovery and future growth plans.
The Build Back Better Council is made up of 30 captains of industry and business representing industries from retail and hospitality, to finance, science and technology.
Quinn is also joined by Arup’s transport lead Isabel Dedring and Landsec chairman Cressida Hogg representing the property sector.
At the first meeting, which took take place virtually today, the Prime Minister updated leaders on the current Covid-19 situation, including the vaccine roll-out, as well as plans to rebuild the economy after the crisis has passed.
Council members will share their views on the economy, provide a commercial perspective on policy and highlight obstacles and solutions to economic recovery.
The Prime Minister and the Chancellor have committed the Government to kickstarting the economy with a once in a generation investment programme in infrastructure, launching a green industrial revolution and enabling entrepreneurs to scale their businesses.
The Business Council will meet quarterly, but with further meetings agreed with the Prime Minister and Chancellor if required. Each member is appointed to the Council for a term of 12 months.
It will complement the wide range of engagement with businesses, business representative groups and trades unions across the whole of Government.
Build Back Better Council members