Council recognised for its support of small businesses - The Solihull Observer

Council recognised for its support of small businesses

Solihull Editorial 6th Aug, 2017   0

SOLIHULL Borough Council has been recognised for its support of small business.

The annual Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) local authority awards for Coventry, Warwickshire & Solihull celebrated projects or initiatives that promoted and championed local economic development.

There were four awards which focused on small business friendliness, and Solihull was named joint winner for best all round small business friendliness alomg with Warwickshire County Council.

Solihull’s deputy leader Ian Courts said: “Receiving this award again is very special to us, gaining recognition for our efforts in supporting small businesses by the Federation of Small Businesses. Helping to grow our small business community is a key priority for Solihull, recognising their critical importance to the local economy. We will continue to develop programmes to respond to small business needs, working in partnership with FSB.”

Warwick District Council won both ‘best procurement’ and ‘regulation policies’, and Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council won for best campaign.

Warwickshire deputy leader Coun Peter Butlin said: “We are delighted to be recognised for our support to small business. Economic growth and facilitating a prosperous Warwickshire is a key priority for the County Council and we fully recognise the significant role that small business plays in maintaining a successful and sustainable local economy. We look forward to continuing to work with the FSB and other partners in supporting small businesses to thrive in Warwickshire.”

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