We are asking large businesses to take The Access Pledge and publically show their commitment to opening up their supply chains to SMEs through a fair, transparent and open procurement process.
By taking this pledge, large businesses will enable:
access for SMEs to opportunities in large businesses
access for large businesses to the growth and innovation within SMEs
access for communities to the enhanced abilities of SMEs to generate local jobs
Access the Buyer events
In partnership with Santander, we organise a series of events throughout the year across the UK where we bring together procurement professionals from large companies with SMEs who are interested in opening up relationships and providing services.
Each Access the Buyer event has a different industry focus, such as Food and Drink or Manufacturing. They are designed to be interactive and informative days, providing maximum value to both the buyers from the large businesses and the SME suppliers.