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Federation of Small Business and Durham County Council work together on programme
BUSINESSES across the North-East have been given extra help to secure contracts.
The North-East Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Durham County Council have launched a taskforce to support companies and social enterprises trying to win work.
The move comes after the introduction of the Social Value Act, which places a duty on public bodies to look at social aspects of any work before procuring goods and services.
The taskforce will run from September to December, and includes experts from the FSB, Durham County Council, Social Enterprise UK and PwC.
Ted Salmon, FSB North-East regional chairman, said: “This is a significant achievement for our social value act campaign and establishing a taskforce wit the council brings together the biggest council and the largest representative of small businesses in the North-East to work on growing the local economy.
“This is the first of its kind in the North-East and will deliver strong recommendations that we expect to see implemented across the region.”
Councillor Neil Foster, cabinet portfolio holder for economic regeneration, said: “I am delighted we are building on the good work already done to improve opportunities for businesses in County Durham.”
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