Is Big Better?29 March 2013
Yet again there is a clear message from the Government regarding the value placed on small to medium enterprises (SMEs). At the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award summit in London Peter Hansford, the Government’s chief construction advisor, re-enforced the crucial role SMEs play in the UK’s construction industry and the need for them to forge closer links with the public sector. This coupled with the Chancellor’s view that SMEs bring the energy, creativity, innovation and courage to take the lead in driving the UK’s economic recovery, it begs the question – is big better?
My view is that the ultimate solution for businesses and the economy is for large organisations and SMEs to form JVs offering a diverse range of expertise bringing both scale and agility to client organisations. CPC has recently signed a teaming agreement with CH2M Hill, EC Harris and Initiate Consulting to combine a unique blend of services and capability in bidding for upcoming public sector opportunities – watch this space!