Support the growth and development of SMEs
Projects can maximise the use of community benefit by looking for opportunities to encourage more local supply chains through their spending requirements.
· Projects will make use of the Capital City Partnership’s employer engagement network that operates across all six of the region’s local authorities, with a view to promoting supply chain opportunities. (The network has good relationship with Business Gateway, chambers of commerce, and the Federation of Small Businesses).
· Projects will work with their local authority partners and local economic development teams to make them aware of their spending needs. This will enable local authorities to help local SMEs grow and diversify with a view to them delivering more goods and services for the deal’s projects.
· Where tier one contractors are a necessity, projects will use community benefit clauses to stipulate that local sub-contractors should be used.