Make a big difference - join our Small Business Panel

Crown Commercial Service

May 11
12:12 2016

Are you the owner of, or do you hold a leadership role in, a small business? Do you have experience of the challenges that face other SMEs within procurement? If so we want to hear from you.

The Crown Commercial Service are currently looking for volunteers to join their Small Business Panel. This is a group that exists specifically to advise the government on how to help small and medium sized businesses win public sector contracts.

Although the role is unpaid, there are a number of benefits to being a Small Business Panel member including:

  • The chance to feed your ideas and opinions directly to government and Ministers
  • Networking and knowledge sharing with other small business leaders
  • The opportunity to directly create policies that will have a big impact on small businesses

And, with the government committing to spending 33% of its goods and services budget with SMEs by 2020, the advice and guidance of the Small Business Panel has never been more vital.

Small Business Policy Lead for CCS, Cass Chideock, said:

If youve had significant leadership experience in at least one small to medium?sized business, and you have a good grasp of commercial issues, particularly with regards to selling to government, then wed love to hear from you.

Once panel members have been selected, quarterly meetings will take place in London and last approximately 2 hours. For members that cant travel, dial-in or video conference facilities can be made available.

If youre interested in this position, and want to help create positive changes for small businesses, then please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to If you have any queries please contact

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