Kwasi Kwarteng Secretary of State for BEIS Bags a Huge Donation from Helios Investment Partners LLP and Low and Behold the British Business Bank Pick One of that Firms Partners as Chair for their Working Group

Kwasi Kwarteng is Secretary of State for BEIS that organisation instructed the British Business Bank to launch the BBL, CBILS, CLBILS and Recovery Loan Schemes. Well, he must have been giddy with excitement when Helios Investment Partners LLP bunged him £4,500 for his election fighting fund. Then would you believe it, the BBB pick Henry Obi from Helios Investment Partners to become Chair of one of their Working Groups.

A quick look at the archived MPs Register of Interests shows the following entry:

Kwarteng, Kwasi (Spelthorne)

Name of donor: Helios Investment Partners LLP

Address of donor: 2nd Floor, 12 Charles II Street, London SW1Y 4QU

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,500 to my fighting fund for the General Election

Date received: 11 November 2019

Date accepted: 12 December 2019

Donor status: limited liability partnership, registration OC320980

(Registered 12 February 2020)

You can view it online here (PDF file): https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmregmem/201221/201221.pdf

Then would you believe it, Henry Obi, Partner, Public & Regulatory Affairs, Helios Investment Partners is magically chosen as Chair of the British Business Banks Working Group on Access to Capital.

Feel free to check out the statement from the British Business Bank confirming this:

https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/british-business-bank-commissioned-to-convene-a-working-group-on-access-to-capital-for-entrepreneurs-to-feed-into-the-prime-ministers-commission-on-race-and-ethnic-disparities/

Handy, that…..