Deliveroo CEO backs ‘unicorn visa’ proposal

The CEO of online food delivery company Deliveroo has backed proposals to create a ‘unicorn visa’, giving companies immediate access to the elusive skills they need to grow.

The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) think tank is calling on the government to implement a number of proposals, including a plan for a ‘unicorn skills review’ aimed at improving home-grown talent through a comprehensive review of adult digital training at universities, further education colleges and beyond, and a National Tech Entrepreneur Mentoring Scheme to help foster the next generation of unicorn CEOs and staff.

Backing the CPS’s plans, Deliveroo CEO and founder Will Shu said: “Building a company that is scaling so rapidly presents a unique set of challenges, from finding the right people to sustain that growth to securing the long-term financing that will help turn great ideas into products and services that consumers know and love.

“The UK is a fantastic place to start and build a company, but in the coming years the government has an opportunity to help more companies realise their full potential. These proposals will help boost growth and innovation, cementing the UK’s place as a global tech leader.”

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