Harrow Council has been honoured as one of ten councils who were selected for their innovative procurement practices for small businesses.
The presentation was made by Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis and the Prime Minister’s Enterprise Adviser Lord Young at a Downing Street reception.
The council was commended for its practices which are dsigned to assist small local businesses in idding for public sector contracts.
Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis said: “Small businesses are the heartbeat of the British economy, central to creating jobs, stimulating economic growth and innovation. But all too often we hear they are being excluded from procurement opportunities through overly bureaucratic processes.“
“That’s why I’m delighted to announce today’s council winners who have done their utmost to support small and medium-sized businesses in their procurement so they can come forward with more confidence in bidding for local government business.“
Harrow were the only London council on the list, which otherwise included Surrey, East Sussex, Herts, Norfolk and a number of northern authorities.