I must admit I agree with Len Collinson’s views in the press today – are the LEPs just talking shops? I think it’s about time this new Government wakes up to the importance of business, enterprise and the role of SMEs. There is nothing new happening and there are no signs yet of support hitting the street. I picked up a statement from our Secretary of State for Business today – Vince Cable:
“We have hundreds of thousands of very good small companies in Britain, but they are going to have to grow rapidly in order to absorb people and keep the economy growing. If it doesn’t happen, the economic strategy simply won’t work.”
So what are you doing about it? I am also intrigued to know who is advising on SME policy because there is a massive disconnect between what is needed and what is happening on the ground.