Category: SME

Two new announcements spell new era for small businesses in the Government supply chain

Enforcing prompt payment of suppliers Late payments to smaller businesses in the Government supply chain are an ongoing significant issue and can prove a deterrent from SMEs engaging in this process. Therefore, it is encouraging to see the recent announcement of the new prompt payment initiative to ensure all Government suppliers and subcontractors benefit from […]

New Government plans will increase transparency of SME spend and improve visibility of contract opportunities online

by Pamela Cook Following on from the announcement of their supplier consultation to support fairer treatment of SMEs in the procurement process, the Government has yet again shown determination to support the SME community in gaining access to its contractual spend. They have now announced that from 1st May 2018, suppliers on contracts of over […]

Government supplier consultation spells good news for SMEs

by Pamela Cook I was delighted to see the news last week that the Minister for Implementation, Oliver Dowden, has not only listened to the blockers and challenges that the SME community face when working with the Government, but has been proactive in exploring the opportunities for both parties. I recently had a meeting with […]

SME champions make headway: government announces it has spent over £1bn working with SMEs

by Pamela Cook   It was in the news this week that the government has spent over £1bn since 2012 working with SMEs to develop and deliver their cloud and digital services. This is nearly half of the total spend: roughly £1.39 in every £3 of the government’s spending in this area has gone to […]

Being part of the new Government Advisory Panel for SME lending – by Pamela Cook

The inaugural meeting of the new SME advisory Panel to Cabinet Office was a breath of fresh air and I am certain it will lead to significant change, challenge and positive outcomes for the £1 in every £3 spend going to an SME – both directly and indirectly. It was great to meet with the […]

G-Cloud framework supports SME’s to deliver impact and innovation

Infoshare was recently accepted into the G-Cloud 6 set of solutions and services – offering our citizen matching services (ClearCore) for the first time via G-Cloud. We have already been able to send the link to several interested parties who are evaluating ClearCore and want a straightforward procurement route and easy competitive analysis. Infoshare and […]

Big data in Europe: new markets and new players? A webinar

This webinar is part of the European Data Market study.  Infoshare has presented a case “Single and accurate view of citizens’ data” that was part of the overall study which aims to define, assess and measure the European data economy, supporting the achievement of the Data Value Chain policy of the European Commission. We are […]

Infoshare represent SMEs at Atos launch of Harbour Programme

Infoshare was delighted to represent the growing SME community which Atos is engaged with, for the launch of Atos’ successful SME Harbour Programme during the SID4GOV conference on Monday at Westminster. Atos’s SME Harbour is aimed at encouraging the increased participation of SME businesses into government projects that Atos are involved with. We are also […]