MeetLiz Barclay

UK Small Business Commissioner
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UK Small Business Commissioner at

Liz Barclay was born and raised in Northern Ireland, starting her career journey as a financial advisor and manager at the Citizens' Advice Bureau between 1985 and 1991. Liz's foray into radio began at the BBC, where she was initially hired as a researcher and producer in the Continuing Education department. Notably, she has presented "You and Yours," the BBC's consumer affairs programme, showcasing her dedication to consumer rights and education. As a freelance presenter, Liz specializes in personal finance and small business topics, areas where her expertise shines brightly.

Beyond her radio and television achievements, Liz is an accomplished author, having penned insightful books on notable figures such as Sir Philip Green and Duncan Bannatyne. Her commitment to consumer advocacy extends to her writing a consumer affairs column for the Independent on Sunday. Additionally, Liz contributes her expertise to the healthcare sector as a lay member of the NHS Equality and Diversity Council.

In a significant career milestone, Liz has served as the UK's Small Business Commissioner since 1 July 2021, a role in which she champions the interests of small businesses across the country.

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