Upcoming event: How Deloitte can help your small business sell to government

Upcoming event: How Deloitte can help your small business sell to government

Posted: Tue 13th Jun 2023

Does your small business offer tech, digital, design or development services? Want to know how you can win contracts in the public sector? Join a free online event to meet the Deloitte Digital team and learn how you can be part of Deloitte's SME supply chain.

Deloitte Digital is looking to increase the number of small businesses included in bids to deliver government and wider public-sector contracts. As such, it has launched a pioneering SME Supplier Eco-system Programme to help digital firms take advantage of opportunities to grow sustainably.

Meet the Buyer event

At the upcoming event on Wednesday 12 July, you'll be able to:

  • hear from the government on procurement plans for small and medium-sized businesses

  • access opportunities to bid to the public sector with Deloitte

  • meet a representative from Deloitte Digital

  • hear from a founder who's successfully secured contracts through Deloitte


  • 9.30am–9.45am: Registration and networking

  • 9.45am–10am: Welcome and introduction to Deloitte Digital

  • 10am–10.25am: The role of social value at Deloitte, with Piumi Mitchell, Social Value Lead at Deloitte

  • 10.25am–10.50am: Why social value matters to government, with Claire Dove, VCSE Crown Rep

  • 10.50am–11.10am: Coffee break

  • 11.10am–11.30am: Case study: Social value in action, with Shivangi Kumra, Deloitte Digital

  • 11.30am–12 noon: Selling to government via Deloitte: Overview of contract opportunities and Q&A

  • 12 noon–12.30pm: Networking

The SME Ecosystem

Deloitte has partnered with Enterprise Nation to help businesses overcome the typical hurdles they face in accessing large government procurement bids. One major obstacle is the need to provide evidence of previous contract work, or three years of audited accounts.

Together, the partners will be holding events to develop a new culture of collaboration and a sustainable pipeline of innovative 'supplier-ready' digital SMEs.

By signing up to the SME Ecosystem, you'll receive monthly newsletters with notifications on new contract opportunities and join a community of peers looking to scale.

The programme comes as the Procurement Bill goes through Parliament with the intent to give innovative small firms "an even bigger slice of the procurement pie".

Enterprise Nation founder Emma Jones CBE says:

"Accessing public-sector work in this way can act like an accelerator for SMEs. Government contracts are solid; they pay within 30 days and small firms get to work with incredible machines like Deloitte.

"It's a very powerful way to evolve the UK's digital business community and apply the work from some of the UK's most agile and innovative businesses to solve public sector problems. This benefits not just SMEs themselves but the wider community, by saving taxpayers' money along the way."


Deloitte SME Ecosystem Initiative: Helping digital firms take advantage of public-sector opportunities to grow sustainably

About the Deloitte SME Ecosystem Initiative

Helping digital firms take advantage of public-sector opportunities to grow sustainably. Receive regular updates on new contracts and upcoming events, and join a community of peers looking to scale. Find out more

Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Led by founder, Emma Jones CBE, Enterprise Nation connects you to the resources and expertise to help you succeed.

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