Should we have a ‘Minister for Micro Business’ in the UK Government?

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is the UK’s biggest membership organisation for business leaders and therefore one of the most influential.

The Government listens to what they and their members say and so when my pal Alex Mitchell invited me to join ‘The IoD 99‘, a new group of ‘young and innovative entrepreneurs’ in December, the answer was of course “Yes!”

My membership has already paid off by having the opportunity to ask a question to the Prime Minister David Cameron as part of an exclusive interview for their Director magazine.

Here’s what I asked, the PM’s reply and my response to his answer. You can also read the full (and excellent) interview online at