Case Studies

Case Study: Connect Anything

Tim Dean is the Managing Director of Connect Anything, an engineering SME based in Stoke-on-Trent providing audiovisual technology for business. Its clients include private sector companies such as Coca-Cola and Pets At Home and public sector organisations including Wolverhampton Council, Stoke-on-Trent Council, and HS2.

We met Tim at The Midlands Expo in Birmingham and discussed how red tape strangles the ability of SMEs like Connect Anything to bid for and win public sector contracts. Click here to view the case study.

Case Study: FSB Essex

Ann Scott is a Development Manager at the Federation of Small Business (FSB) in Essex. We met her at an FSB networking event in Braintree and discussed what members are telling her about the obstacles they face when attempting to navigate the public procurement system at the local level.

We asked Ann to list off a few of the common complaints that she hears from FSB members in her area regarding the public procurement system. As she did so, it became clear that bureaucracy and a lack of clear communication from local authorities were key themes. Click here to view the case study.