Crown Commercial Service welcomes entrepreneur and author Emma Jones MBE, in her new position as Small Business Crown Representative
Leading entrepreneur Emma Jones MBE, has been appointed as Small Business Crown Representative.
In her new position, working with government departments and the Crown Commercial Service, Emma will help smaller businesses in the UK bid for and win important government contracts.
This supports the government’s manifesto commitment to spend £1 in every £3 with SMEs by 2020.
What exactly does the Crown Rep do?
The Crown Representative for SMEs is the voice of smaller businesses, at the centre of government. Their aim is to support the government’s target of one third of procurement spend flowing directly or indirectly to SMEs.
Working with both government departments and small businesses, the Crown Rep will:
- raise awareness in government of the value that small businesses bring
- bring both sides to to break down barriers and encourage ongoing communication
- ensure that small firms understand the changes government is making, so that bidding for and winning opportunities is easier
- act as an intermediary, working with the Crown Commercial Service and other departments and crown reps, to identify opportunities to drive up direct and indirect spend with small businesses