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SME Engagement Programme

SME Engagement Programme

 

Duncan Tait

Quote  SMEs have much to offer, both in large enterprises and within government – they provide the kind of innovation and agility that can deliver great results for customers. What we have discovered in this research though is that SMEs still face barriers to unlocking their full potential. Fujitsu believes that these barriers can be overcome by government, large enterprises and SMEs working collaboratively together for the long-term benefit of the UK. Our research recommends some clear, practical steps to make this collaboration happen – we hope you find it useful.  Quote

Duncan Tait, Director, Head of Americas and EMEIA regions

According to research from the Confederation of British Industry, 99% of all economic activity in the UK is driven by SMEs and by 2020, medium-sized businesses alone could contribute as much as £20bn - £50bn to the economy.

Yet as important as SMEs are, they are often seen as the enemy of “big business”.

At Fujitsu, we disagree – we believe that to drive economic growth and provide excellent customer service, large and small businesses must learn to collaborate effectively together for mutual benefit.

We are hugely proud of our SME Engagement Programme. The programme was born in 2013 and has dedicated resource who are committed to finding innovative and meaningful ways of engaging with SMEs. The journey started with the creation of the SME Charter, which has paved the way for:

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Being one of the first fifteen organisations to become signatories of the BITC Access Pledge

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Maintenance of a Supply Chain Finance Programme, which provides cost effective cash flow based on Fujitsu’s financial standing

Tick Box A UK SME Roadshow, taking Procurement on the road to give SMEs the opportunity to engage with Fujitsu in person
Tick Box A fast track onboarding process, allowing low risk SMEs to sign up to a ‘Code of Conduct’ rather than going through the full Due Diligence process
Tick Box Generation through Innovation: An exciting opportunity for SME businesses to work with Fujitsu on developing new ideas which will change the landscape of the solutions we provide
Tick Box A direct point of contact for SMEs into Fujitsu in the form of our ‘Ask the Experts’ button on this site
Tick Box Winner of a ‘Highly Commended’ Procurement Leaders award in the Supply Chain Initiative category
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We are proud to present the Collaboration Nation report for download, with our full findings - and recommendations on how the barriers to collaboration may be overcome. Collaboration Nation Report
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