Managing director at Fordway, Richard Blanford, explains to Real Business readers why much of his time this month will be spent on submitting for a public sector procurement framework.
With the government, banks and Carillion unable to come to an agreement over the weekend, the firm’s demise should prompt a rethink on contract distribution.
Eyebrows have been raised by the amount of money it will cost taxpayers to renovate Buckingham Palace, an iconic British landmark in need of a little love and attention.
For young small businesses to fulfil potential each have to be able to operate on an even playing field with the big boys. However, it appears that with less than three per cent of government procurement spend coming this way the odds continue to be stacked.
Compared to other EU countries, a smaller percentage of SMEs take part in public procurement contracts – so we rounded up some tips on how you can improve your chances of getting a piece of the action, and help the government achieve its spending goals.
Citing a "stable economy" as the most important ingredient for a growing company, Clive Ormerod is the latest business leader to feature in our "I'm voting as…" series.