Tag Archives: SME

Public Contracts for Smaller SME Businesses are clearly needed


On Thursday the MP for Crawley, Henry Smith asked a vital question about businesses and although it related to a very specific case which he then referred to in his subsequent question, it is clear to those of us who … Continue reading

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“particularly smaller businesses” is clearly a current theme


It is always fascinating to see phrases that appear in Parliament on numerous occasions as clearly this indicates that someone or some people have got an idea that they are keen to work on. Providing the phrase is positive, the … Continue reading

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Positive words to small businesses from the Government


The following are some very recent words that various Ministers have stated in response to their colleagues but relating to companies that are small or SME or that are not Multinational. The challenge as always is for these very nice … Continue reading

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Small and Micro Businesses need linking to the Government


Our Government must now start to pay serious attention to Small and Micro businesses as we seek to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown period. The prospect of these businesses assisting in recovery is very clear as the … Continue reading

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A person who has worked hard for small businesses


As we reach the end of the election campaign and are about to discover what the make-up of our new Parliament will be, we may gain some very effective new MPs and no doubt some deeply concering ones but we … Continue reading

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LEPs like Coast to Capital need a major strategy change


The appointment of Julie Kapsalis as the new Vice Chair of the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership is clearly very good news, as she will understand a number of aspects of the regions business interests. Her appointment is vital, … Continue reading

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Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) please change tactics


For the last 10 years I have been working for a small business which has grown over that period and from time to time we have been successful at winning significant contracts for various parts of the public sector such … Continue reading

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MPs please focus on size rather than location!


Its understandable that MPs who where debating “The Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body” last Tuesday turned their attention to where the contractors who will rebuild the Palace of Westminster are to come from. After all every MP comes from a different … Continue reading

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The Tory Party must stop manipulating Small & Micro Enterprises


My superficial historical knowledge helps me to understand why the Labour Party has very strong connections with many Trade Unions. However I recall how in the 1970’s and 1980’s the Conservative Party, quite legitimately demanded that people who were members … Continue reading

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Public sector procurement is in a mess


The promises made by this Government to increase the levels of procurement dedicated to SME’s from 25% under the coalition to 33% on under the new administration should offer a meaningful way of growing our economy and strengthening society if … Continue reading

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