The Conservative party’s Mark Prisk is a clear thinker with a real feel for business – that’s the impression I’m taking away after recording Ecademy founder Penny Power interview him at Westminster earlier today.

The Minister for Small Business talked freely about the things which matter to Penny’s audience – tax, red tape and the support SMEs can expect from Government. And when it came to things like managing cashflow he spoke with the experience and empathy of someone who’s actually had to do it.

Given the impact he might be able to have on small business in the UK, this is a great start. Looking forward to watching this space!