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30 May 2019

Join us on Tuesday for our T Levels Twitter chat

Leading figures in education are to join FSB in a Twitter chat looking at the forthcoming launch of T Levels.

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton will join Anthony Impey, FSB’s Apprenticeships and Skills Policy Chair as well as Jon Gout CEO of Karma.

The online discussion will take place on Tuesday 4 June from 11am to 12pm. Follow the conversation and get involved by using the hashtag #FSBChat. You can also submit your questions before by tweeting @fsb_policy.

Joining us will be:

Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills

Anne MiltonAnne Milton was elected as MP for Guildford in 2005 and was appointed by Theresa May to become Minister of State at the Department for Education on 12 June 2017.

Anne was appointed to the Health Select Committee, serving until December 2006, following her appointment as Shadow Minister for Tourism.


In summer 2007 David Cameron appointed her Shadow Minister for Health. Between 2010 and 2012 she served as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Public Health), Department of Health and was appointed to the government as a whip with responsibility for HM Treasury and HM Household.

Outside of politics, Anne trained as a nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London and worked for the NHS for 25 years, as a district nurse and for people requiring palliative care.

Anthony Impey, CEO of Optimity and Chair of FSB Skills Policy Chair

Anthony ImpeyAnthony Impey is a technology entrepreneur who has built Optimity into London’s leading provider of Wibre- a pioneering alternative to fibre optics that offers small businesses a faster and cheaper option for gigabit internet connectivity.  Last year, the company was ranked as one of the top fifty most disruptive companies in the Future Fifty Awards.

He is also Chair of the government’s Apprenticeship Stakeholder Board, Chair of the Federation of Small Business Skills Policy Board, Chair of the 50,000 Homes Advisory Board at London First and a member of the newly formed Skills Taskforce reporting to the Mayor of London.

He has recently been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Heart of the City- the UK’s largest responsible small business network chaired by Sir Harvey McGrath. He is actively involved in promoting skills development and vocational education to the business community at events and in the media.

Jonathan Gout, CEO Karma

Jonathan Gout, CEO KarmaComing from both a technical and a production background, Johnathan looks after content direction, commercial strategy and disruptive opportunities for the content creation firm Karma.

The firm helps brands, broadcasters and agencies achieve maximum engagement by providing high quality multi-screen content.

He has worked with businesses such as the BBC, Sky and Disney on a range of projects across sports, fashion and music.

He has picked up several RTS awards and BAFTA's throughout his career and is a fellow of the RSA.