Small businesses to benefit from Government’s ‘Business is Great Britain’ campaign

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The Government has launched a new 'Business is Great Britain' campaign to support small businesses around the country.

The campaign is the brain child of Business Secretary Vince Cable and Skills and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock, and has been designed to build confidence among Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), using case studies of companies which have been successful in building out operations. 

As part of the campaign, the Government hopes to make their £10 million annual SME resource spend create a greater impact.

Key strands within the new development include inspiring small business owners to consider their company's potential and plan for long-term growth, hire new staff and export to foreign markets.

Speaking at the launch event for the campaign, Vince Cable said: "I hope everyone now sees that the government is supporting small businesses in a joined-up way.

"The problem in the past has been that resources have been hard to see. Also, the big support arrangements like UKTI and the apprenticeships schemes, which are very much for SMEs, will be easier to access."

Also speaking at the event, Hancock said: "We have set out today the start of our ambitious plans to help small businesses realise their potential and the support available to help them grow. Government has an important role in providing a coherent package of measures to support businesses, but there is also a role for business-to-business support, with successful, growing small businesses talking to others about how exporting, hiring and business planning can take a business to the next level."

The coalition has announced that it will be publishing a cross-government strategy on small business in December 2013, which will be aimed at helping small businesses with the ambition to grow.