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Tag Archives: Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

MoD unveils plans to diversify supply base

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced plans for modernising its estate and establishing a broader and more diverse supply base. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s (DIO) new procurement plan outlines a programme of major projects and contracts for the next ...

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CCS releases new details about FM Marketplace

The new Facilities Management procurement framework developed by Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use simplified terms and conditions and increase SME participation by restricting the number of Lots on which suppliers can bid for places. CCS is set to issue ...

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Fourfront claims SMEs provide the key to encouraging more women onto boards

Following the news that Britain’s top companies have doubled the number of female directors, Aki Stamatis, chairman of commercial interiors specialist Fourfront Group, is urging small and medium-sized businesses to follow Fourfront’s example and encourage more women onto their boards. ...

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New report lists steps to improved energy efficiency in commercial property

A new independent report warns UK businesses are missing out on huge economic and environmental benefits of improved energy efficiency, and identifies numerous real and perceived barriers to widespread take up. The report authors say Government must act urgently to ...

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Bringing public sector contracts within reach for SMEs

Plans to make it simpler and easier for smaller businesses to bid for and win work across the entire public sector were announced by Cabinet Office minister Chloë Smith yesterday. Accounting for 99.9% of the UK’s 4.5 million businesses, Small ...

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NetRegs to clear away the smog from Scottish and NI environmental regulations

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) have joined forces to launch a new and improved website to help small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) understand their environmental responsibilities and encourage good environmental practice. Developed ...

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Employee overtime adds ‘significantly’ to SME energy costs

Employees working overtime can significantly add to an organisation’s energy usage and costs. With research showing three quarters of employees at Britain’s small-to-medium sized businesses (SMEs) clocking an additional 1.9 hours a day on average, the potential cost to business ...

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