A Research and consultancy network set up by two former Mps is taking them on an African adventure helping entrepreneurs.

Roger Mullin and Michelle Thomson – who now run Momentous Change – have been appointed to the advisory board of the African Entreprenuership Network, which is based in Kenya.

It is chaired by Kenyan businessman Manu Chandaria, who built up his multimillion-pound international empire employing more than 30,000 people – from a small shop in Nairobi.

Mullin and Thomson launched Momentous Change with the report Brexit and Scottish Business, which was first reported in The National.

Since then it has struck several deals for research and consultancy work in Scotland and London but has also seen very early engagement in international work.

“We are delighted to be joining the advisory team chaired by the renowed international businessman and philanthropist Dr. Manu Chandaria” said Mullin.

“Before becoming a member of parliament I had undertaken around 18 assighnments in Africa and am excited at supporting a new venture aimed at encouraging social entreprenuership, particularly amongst young and often marginalised Africans.”

Thomson added: “I have already agreed to be a mentor for some of the girls and young women involved in the network”

“Throughout my business career I always mentored young women seeking to progress in business; something I am passionate about. This is a great opportunity for Momentous Change to make a real contribution to development.”

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