Parliamentary call for window company

CMS Window Systems has shared its business experience and insights with government after being invited to a special SME Parliamentary Reception in London organised the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The Glasgow-based company was represented at the event at Portcullis House by its chief operating officer, David Ritchie.

David was invited to be part of a panel chaired by the Federation of Small Businesses’ director of policy Martin McTague to discuss how SMEs can innovate and be more productive, and discuss the challenges to SME growth and scaling, and what government, the public and private sector is doing or can do to help.

According to BEIS, the SME Parliamentary Reception was arranged to help build networks among MPs, ministers, influential business leaders and SMEs, with the opportunity for views to be shared to help shape government policy that enables small business growth.

“We were delighted to be invited to join this important event and discussion because of how crucial it is that policyholders and businesses work closely together for the UK economy to prosper,” David said. “I really enjoyed the lively debate and very much hope that the contributions made by everyone representing the SME sector will be useful to policymakers.”