by Peter Luff
As I work to make sure our armed forces have the kit they need at a price the taxpayer can reasonably be expected to pay, one of my highest priorities is the role of small and medium sized businesses in helping me do that. I’ve now set up a new forum of SMEs and their representative bodies aimed at doing precisely that and I’m working on a series of announcements for a White Paper later this year that should make a real difference to their ability to engage and do business with the MoD. We need the innovation and agility that the SMEs can bring to Defence and that means removing the bureaucratic and cultural barriers to make it happen.
Peter Luff is Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology