The Crown Commercial Service in the UK Cabinet Office has appointed Farooq Mohammed, Westminster Business School MBA alumnus and Managing Director for the es-p Group, to the advisory panel of leading business experts who will help the government boost spending with small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The advisory panel, made up of 24 entrepreneurs and leading business figures boasting a wide range of experience, will work with the Government to ensure that by 2020 £1 of every £3 invested by Whitehall in goods and services goes to SMEs.

The Westminster alumnus, who graduated from the Westminster Business School’s MBA course in 2006, said: “This is an invaluable opportunity and I look forward to working with government to ensure we support the SME economy in a changing global context.”

Ben Gummer, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, said: “The business experts will play a vital role to help us increase spending with SMEs, which are the lifeblood of the UK economy. Government is firmly on the side of entrepreneurs and we will do everything we can to make their lives easier. That’s why we have asked business experts to work with us towards our aim that £1 in every £3 of government procurement spending should go to SMEs by 2020.”

Beside sitting on the Crown Commercial Service’s SME panel and being Managing Director for the es-p Group, Farooq Mohammed is also a Member of the EMB Executive Committee at MSDUK and Chair at the Forum Network. Previously, he was Commissioner for the CIH Presidential Commission into Leadership & Diversity, and Consultant at the National Housing Federation as well as British Gas, after holding the position of Business Development Director at Centrica plc.

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