Business boost for Dudley with council cutting red tape

By Jamie Brassington | Dudley | Business | Published:

Businesses in Dudley have received a boost with a new scheme launched allowing easier trade with the council.

Simon Phipps and Martin Dudley

The scheme, called Dudley Deal for Business, will cut red tape by simplifying terms and conditions for businesses.

This will make Dudley Council more accessible by streamlining the process between the local authority and potential contractors.

Councillor Simon Phipps, cabinet member for commercialisation, said: "Supporting local businesses is one of the council's top priorities.

"The Dudley Deal for Business sets out our commitment to make it easier for firms to work with us, cutting the red tape that can so often puts smaller businesses off.

"By recruiting locally, looking for opportunities to supply goods and services to the council and buying through local supply chains together we can support our local economy."

The initiative has received support from local businesses.

Martin Dudley, chief executive of Thomas Dudley Manufacturing and chairman of the Dudley Business Champions group, said: "I fully support the Dudley Deal for Business as it’s about us all working together for the benefit of the borough.

"By cutting red tape, where it can, the council will make it easier for firms to do business with it, while if businesses can use local supply chains wherever possible, this can only help the borough prosper."

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
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