The Business Inspector Pledges to help SMEs

The Business Inspector Pledges to help SMEs

Cashflow, marketing and record-keeping — these are just three of the topics that will be under scrutiny when Channel Five’s television reality series The Business Inspector starts on 10 March.

The four-part series will feature founder of successful pallet distribution firm Pall-Ex, Hilary Devey, as she visits eight small firms that are struggling to survive or grow, and advises them on how to improve their businesses.

“Britain’s brimming with creativity, but a terrifying number of businesses go bust every year and this shouldn’t be happening,” said Devey. “I am going to teach businesses how to improve their all-round business knowledge and direction, cashflow, marketing strategy and in some cases even their enthusiasm.”

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is sponsoring the series.

“We hope this series will raise awareness of the need for good record-keeping,”

said HMRC business customer unit director, Stephen Banyard.

“We also want small businesses to realise the benefits to them — such as improved cashflow — of taking better care of their records and paperwork.”

The series has been produced by Optomen Television, the firm behind BBC2’s Mary, Queen of Shops.

The Business Inspector will be shown on Channel Five at 8pm on Wednesdays from 10 March.

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