I am Co-Chair of SME4Labour, which brings together small and medium-sized businesses, and the self-employed, to discuss and support Labour’s policies on the economy and enterprise. We host regular events, a Gala dinner and Excellence Awards to recognise the role of SME leaders within the Labour movement.
The Labour Party believes that small and medium enterprises businesses are the backbone of the United Kingdom. As of 2016, SMEs make up 99.3% of all private sector businesses in the United Kingdom, employing over 15.7 million people with an estimated combined annual turnover of £1.8 trillion accounted for 47% of private sector turnover.
Through Small Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) for Labour, we want to provide a forum whereby SMEs can work in partnership with the Labour Party and continue to inform our economic policies.
• We support constructive and informed discussion within the Labour movement on issues impacting on SMEs
• We work closely with trade unions, employers’ groups and individuals, encouraging strong partnerships and collaboration
• We organise meetings for Labour Parliamentarians and others, so that a greater understanding of the challenges faced by SMEs can be gained
SME4Labour seeks to strengthen relations between the small, medium, micro, owner and family run businesses with the Labour Party