The Challenge for SMEs

With more than 5.5 million businesses in the UK, your company is one that contributes to:

  • 99.9% were small or medium-sized (SMEs) enterprises

  • Total employment in SMEs was 15.7 million; 60% of all private sector employment in the UK.
  • The combined annual turnover of SMEs was £1.8 trillion, 47% of all private sector turnover in the UK.

The government estimate that they spend £230 Billion annually through direct tendering and contracts or via the supply chain with other organisations. And with an estimated 120,000 UK public sector organisations looking to get SMEs working for them, there has never been such a positive time for small business owners to secure new contracts. 

Yet, we constantly receive feedback from small business owners saying: 


The good news is that the UK Government has made a commitment that 25% of all public contracts should be awarded to SMEs. This means there is a real focus on engaging with and securing contracts with SMEs. At The Tender People we work tirelessly to make winning public sector contracts as simple as possible for you.

Call today to discuss your plans or tender targets and we’ll demonstrate how we can help your business grow.