The Confederation of British Industry

CBI urges Olympic Organisers to Involve SMEs

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has urged the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) to get more small firms involved in the 2012 London Olympic Games by raising awareness about contract opportunities. Research from the CBI revealed that 60 per cent of London firms with less than 100 employees do not expect the Olympics to directly benefit their business, and only 24 per cent believe the Games will help their firm in any way. The CBI said the Games are a once in a lifetime opportunity for UK businesses, and small firms from all sectors need to be made aware of the opportunities available. “The Olympic organisers should build on their efforts to ensure the opportunities are relayed clearly to all businesses, regardless of their size or sector,” said CBI director-general Ri... »