First speaker is Gordon Maddan, programme manager for business engagement, better regulation delivery office at the department for business, innovation and skills. ( no chance of using moo.com business cards there then!)
One of the early initiatives they undertook was a 'trading places' scheme of putting officials into real offices.
They hold regular Business Reference panels, work with LEP's .
In terms of regulation and growth - a regulatory system and attempting to find a way to communicate with smaller businesses.
Working with businesses in Leicestershire, Birmingham and Solihull to see if having a closer relationship with regulators would have a beneficial impact.
Initiatives so far have included hosting an event where all the regulators can introduce themselves and their area of expertise to start that conversation.
The BRDO is now looking to support a further 8LEPs.
Suggests that a High Street audit is carried out looking at all the regulatory structures.