FSB Report on SMEs and the LEP (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4003
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How do you respond to criticisms that the LEP doesn't offer procurement advice to SMEs as part of their small business package?

Answer

Answer for FSB Report on SMEs and the LEP (2)

Answer for FSB Report on SMEs and the LEP (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The LEP’s role is to take a strategic view of the regeneration, employment and skills agenda for London and make recommendations to me. It does not deliver direct services. I do however support CompeteFor, which is a free service that enables SMEs to compete for contract opportunities linked to major public and private sector buying organisations.