The Small Business Commissioner; Philip King The Small Business Commissioner was appointed as part of a range of measures implemented by HM Government as part of the Enterprise Act 2016 to tackle late payment, non-payment and unfavourable payment practice in the private sector.
As part of his role, the Commissioner can investigate complaints from small businesses (a business with less than 50 employees) and their larger client (a business with more than 50 employees) and make non legally binding recommendations to resolve a dispute. Where the Commissioner considers appropriate, he may publish a report about the circumstances of the complaint. This may include the identification of the parties involved in the complaint.
The Office of the Small Business Commissioner can also assist small businesses by checking contracts, providing advice on getting invoices right and signposting them to existing support and dispute resolution services. We are independent but appointed by government, impartial and free to use on a non-risk basis.
For more information, please see the below link to our website www.smallbusinesscommissioner.gov.uk.
We are aware that you may hold several events for Small Businesses. The Office of the Small Business Commissioner would like to offer you the services of the Commissioner by him attending and speaking at any future events you are holding and/or presenting any awards, subject to the Commissioner diary commitments.
We would also like to collaborate with you and attend any events or workshops you are holding in your areas to raise awareness of our services and the assistance we can provide to small businesses. To assist us in our goal, would you be able to add us to your news letters or a link to our website so small businesses within your area are aware of our services.
We hope this will be of interest to you and look forward to hearing from you.
Should you require any additional information or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 0121 695 7770.