Issue - meetings

Supporting SME growth and Innovation in Wiltshire

Meeting: 11/10/2016 - Cabinet (Item 121)

121 Supporting SME growth and Innovation in Wiltshire

Report by Dr Carlton Brand, Corporate Director

Supporting documents:


Councillor Fleur de Rhé-Philipe presented the report which requested the approval to proceed with issuing contracts to the business support providers procured by the Council in order for the project to be able to deliver business support to SME’s across the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Area.


It was noting that the four year survival rate for new businesses in Wiltshire was relatively good.


The Leader, in commending the work already underway, emphasised the importance of face to face support.




1.     That Cabinet approves the procurement of business providers for delivery of the ESIF SME Growth project.


2.     That Cabinet delegates authority to the Associate Director of Economic Development and Planning in conjunction with the Section 151 Officer, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Skills, Strategic Transport and Strategic Property, to implement delivery of the project and to approve entering into contract with any successful supplier(s).


Reason for decision:


To enable the procured business support providers to be issued with contracts to commence delivery of the project.