Experts at your fingertips

Monday, 3 October 2011

Twitter is a great way to connect directly with experts across many different fields - whether it’s an entrepreneur like Richard Branson, an art expert from the Tate Museum, or the Foreign Secretary.

These interactions happen constantly on Twitter, but to make things even easier we asked a few people from the UK to spend time this week answering your questions.

Here’s a look at who we have lined up, so start tweeting your questions and be sure to tune in:

Tuesday, October 4th

12:00pm - Business Link (@businesslinkgov), the UK government’s online resource for business, will answer questions about starting and building a business. Tweet using the hashtag #AskBusiness.

3:30pm - Richard Branson (@richardbranson), founder of Virgin Group and a prominent British entrepreneur, will answer questions on entrepreneurship and finding inspiration for starting your own business. Tweet using the hashtag #AskRichard.

Wednesday, October 5th

4:00pm - The British Olympic Association representing the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic athletes (@Team_GB) will be answering questions about the lead up to the 2012 games here in London. Tweet using the hashtag #AskTeamGB.

Thursday, October 6th

11:30am - The Department of Energy and Climate will answer questions about rising energy prices and household energy bills. Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker will be responding from the @deccgovuk account. Tweet using the hashtag #AskEnergy.

12:00pm - Foreign Secretary William J. Hague (@WilliamJHague) will be answering questions about which key issues you think should be addressed by governments, business and civil society at the upcoming London Conference on Cyberspace (#LondonCyber). Tweet using the hashtag #AskFS.

1:00pm - Martha Lane Fox (@Marthalanefox), the co-founder of, will answer questions about her role as the UK government’s digital champion and the Race Online campaign, which aims to bring people in the UK online. Tweet using the hashtag #AskMartha. [UPDATE: This Q&A has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 13th at 3:30pm]

2:00pm - The Tate (@Tate), a family of international modern and contemporary art museums in London, will be hosting a #TateDebate. Tweet using the hashtag #TateDebate.

Friday, October 7th

1:00pm - Chloe Green (@ChloeGreen5) will answer questions about her new role on Made in Chelsea and the footwear collection she’s designing for Topshop. Tweet using the hashtag #AskChloe.