WARWICK District Council has been recognised for its support of small business.
The annual Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) local authority awards for Coventry, Warwickshire & Solihull celebrated projects or initiatives that promoted and championed local economic development.
There were four awards which focused on small business friendliness, and Warwick secured both ‘best procurement’ and ‘regulation policies’.
District finance spokesman Coun Peter Whiting said: “The access for small businesses to the purchasing power of local authorities is really important for the local economy and something that we have been working on for some considerable time.
“It is therefore truly excellent news that Warwick District Council have won this award and is testament to this authority’s accessibility and proactive business attitude.”
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council won for best campaign, and joint winners for best all round small business friendliness went to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council.
Warwickshire deputy leader Coun Peter Butlin said: “We are delighted to be recognised for our support to small business. Economic growth and facilitating a prosperous Warwickshire is a key priority for the County Council and we fully recognise the significant role that small business plays in maintaining a successful and sustainable local economy. We look forward to continuing to work with the FSB and other partners in supporting small businesses to thrive in Warwickshire.”