This project has used a prior conceptualisation of small enterprise tendering capability to review current arrangements for business support access across a diverse base of ecosystem actors in Greater Manchester.
We take Greater Manchester as a case study and suggest our findings have national applicability. Based on our analysis we have developed a digital dashboard with the aim of aiding regional enterprise ecosystems.
The dashboard has been designed to enable better commissioning of business support so that enterprise ecosystems can deliver the value proposition of ensuring that £1 in £3 of public sector spend is invested in small firms. Recommendations made are endorsed by our expert Advisory panel and, we hope, can serve to frame future enterprise ecosystem strategy and business support commissioning that can positively change conditions for small enterprises.