Three years ago the coalition promised to channel 25% of Central Government procurement through to SMEs. Earlier this year, GPS tracking company Buddi pulled out of a deal with the Ministry of Justice, company owner Sara Murray said that it was “becoming prohibitively expensive for her 25-strong firm”.
According to Murray, central government does not only make it hard for small businesses but creates hurdles for SMEs in all other areas of the public sector.
Attend our Central Government Business & Technology 2014 event on September 25, Hotel Russell, London. With presentations from Liam Maxwell, CTO of HM Government and Paul Shetler, Chief Digital Officer of the Ministry of Justice. Contact us to find out how you can attend as a delegate.