Access to growth and innovation: The case for working with small and medium enterprises

This report, produced by Business in the Community, supported by Santander, provides a number of case studies, demonstrating the business case for large businesses supporting SMEs.

It provides an evidence base and business case for large businesses supporting SMEs, including social enterprises, in addition to the ethical, social and economic case more widely reported.

Our research identified six business benefits to companies:

  • Strengthened supply chain

  • Engaged employees

  • Expanded business growth

  • Enhanced reputation

  • Greater innovation and creativity

  • Increased financial returns