Andrew Carter talks to Lord Young, Mike Kapur and Richard Coleman about how policy can support SME growth.
Lord Young of Graffham, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Enterprise, Mike Kapur, Chairman of the CBI Small Business Forum, and Richard Coleman, Director, SME at Zurich Insurance plc, join Andrew Carter, Deputy Chief Executive at Centre for Cities to discuss the recent report Small Business Outlook and consider how small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) can be supported in their cities.
Why should SME policy be at the heart of the economic growth agenda? How can local government do more to support SMEs, and do they have the power to do this? What is the role of local business groups and LEPs in supporting SME growth?