Many did not see
The government is anxious to spread the business benefits of the “£60bn” HS2 rail project down the supply chain despite misgivings among many small firms, wrote Roland Gribben.
[‘Majority of HS2 rail contracts will go to small businesses’, Daily Telegraph, 2 Feb 2015]
Surveys covering small businesses in the Birmingham region and the north west showed that many did not see any benefit.
[Contracts for small firms] will account for a relatively small proportion of the business in financial terms but with tens of thousands of contracts tied to the ambitious scheme the organisers estimate 60pc of them will end up with small-and-medium-sized suppliers.