Local firms get council backing

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Sheffield Council renewed its commitment to supporting small businesses by signing the Federation of Small Businesses’ Engagement Accord.

The Accord, backed by the Local Government Association, is a voluntary code of practice to ensure the local business community is given the fullest opportunity to participate in local decision-making processes, and understands the reasons behind decisions taken by the council.

Council leader Julie Dore said: “We are committed to standing up for the local business community in Sheffield. We want to ensure Sheffield thrives economically, providing real support for businesses and creating jobs and wealth for local people. We want to make Sheffield the number one place to do business and we can only achieve that by working hand in hand.”