Small Business Crown Representative appointed

Entrepreneur Emma Jones has been appointed as Small Business Crown Representative.

Jones will be working with government departments and the Crown Commercial Service to help smaller businesses in the UK bid for and win important government contracts.

The Crown Representative for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) aims is to support the government’s target of one third of procurement spend flowing directly or indirectly to SMEs. This includes ensuring that small firms understand the changes government is making, so that bidding for and winning opportunities is easier.

Jones said: “ I’m delighted to be working in the role of SME Rep and helping realise the target of £1 in every £3 spent with small business by 2020. Entrepreneurs and founders are always on the look-out for new contracts and markets, and government represents a large one!

“Over the next 12 months, I’ll be supporting small businesses in getting tender ready, connecting them with buyers from central government and tier one suppliers, and shining a spotlight on those who have successfully made sales.”