Exemplas has successfully delivered publically-funded business-support contracts worth over £250 million, from Business Link to UKTI, Train to Gain to Skills Brokerage and the Leadership & Management Advisory Service. And we have been named the UK’s most successful organisation for delivering contracted volumes and customer satisfaction.
But we are far more than a contract-delivery organisation. As a highly successful business-improvement consultancy in our own right, we have focused on the area where we can bring the greatest value to our clients and the UK economy as a whole: the SME sector.
This is not a narrow focus – far from it. SMEs account for over 99% of the UK’s firms, nearly a half of all private-sector employment and around a third of private-sector turnover.
As an SME ourselves, we share their values, objectives and passion for progress. In addition, the human and social dimensions of business support are as at least as important to us as economic factors. We want to see people in employment, fulfilling their dreams and empowering healthy communities. That is why we reinvest any profit we make into supporting and nourishing the SME sector.
It’s why we use innovative ways of working and streamlined, technology-enabled new routes to advice to ensure our business support skills are accessible to all. And it’s why, with the academic rigour of one of the UK’s most entrepreneurial universities alongside us, we are acknowledged as thought-leaders in creating sustainable organisations.
Above all, it’s why we are passionately committed to working with policy-makers, our SME peers, major corporates and academics to do everything we can together to create the best possible environment for the UK’s smaller businesses to flourish.