Emma Jones - Small Business Crown Representative

As Small Business Crown Representative, Emma is keen to help UK SMEs win government business. Take a look at her schedule below.

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As of January 2019, Emma Jones is no longer the Crown Representative for Small Business.

Emma was appointed as Small Business Crown Representative in July 2016. She was selected for the role because of her wealth of experience in working with SMEs. She is the founder of small business support group Enterprise Nation, and the co-founder of StartUp Britain.

Emma’s work in her role as Small Business Crown Representative includes:

  • working with government and the Small Business Panel to identify the remaining barriers to SMEs doing business with the public sector

  • supporting the launch of a new campaign to help show that “Government is Open for Business” for SMEs, and helping them bid for, and win, more contracts

  • increasing awareness among smaller businesses of opportunities to deliver on behalf of larger private sector firms who have secured government contracts

  • working with government to identify new opportunities to get best value from SMEs

Forthcoming events

Emma is keen to hear what small businesses have to say and wants to engage with as many SMEs as possible. So, If you’re thinking about becoming a government supplier then why not attend one of the following events? And for those too busy to travel, we have a range of informative webinars.

Round table discussions

Round table discussions, hosted by Emma, are taking place in a range of locations throughout the UK. Find out the best way to become a government supplier and share your information, tips and challenges with others.

More details will appear soon.

Forthcoming webinars

Every month Emma will be hosting a webinar offering the best advice on how to become a government supplier, across a range of departments.


register for this webinar

Selling to HMRC: Thursday 17 November, 12:00 to 12:30 Join this webinar to hear from Barry Leighton, Deputy Director of IT Procurement Transformation

The webinar will include:

  • an outline of what HMRC buys
  • how you can get your products and services noticed
  • top tips for introducing new innovations to HMRC

Department for Transport

Selling to Department for Transport: details will be updated soon. Join to hear from Rachel Berrisford, Procurement Strategy Team Leader at Department for Transport.

The webinar will include:

  • an outline of what Department for Transport buys
  • how you can get your products and services noticed
  • top tips for introducing new innovations to the Department for Transport

Previous webinars

  • Listen again to our first webinar, An Introduction to supplying government, hosted by Cass Chideock Deputy Director of the Small Business Policy team and Emma Jones.

  • Take a look at the G-Cloud webinar notes (PDF, 254KB, 11 pages) from our second webinar ‘Guidance on becoming a G-Cloud supplier’. This webinar covered how to get your business on the framework and top tips for ensuring your digital or tech services are seen by buyers.

Published 5 September 2016
Last updated 6 October 2016 + show all updates
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