Mandate For Subbies Fight Against Corporate Greed Hits The National News!

Giant Government contractors are flouting a rule that obliges them to pay suppliers promptly, stifling small companies’ growth and, in some cases, putting their survival at risk.

Image courtesy of James Hurley’s article on The Telegraph website

Thanks to all 278 Specialist sub-Contractors who took part in our recent ‘State of Industry’ survey. (Results are here: http://www.streetwisesubbie.com/state-of-the-industry-survey-2012), and those who have stepped forward to share personal experience of unfair treatment.

You are creating a meaningful mandate for change, and we are taking your message to the politicians and policy makers, and the issue is now National News thanks to Telegraph Enterprise Editor James Hurley, whose piece on coprorate greed can be found on the Telegraph website here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/yourbusiness/9603972/Construction-giants-bullying-small-businesses.html

The corporate greed of certain Contractors is costing jobs and destroying thousands of businesses, and causing untold amounts of emotional suffering.

With your help we can keep we can transform the dire state of the industry, boost the economy, and drive the innovation needed to secure a better future for everyone. Ensuring fair treatment for all, will help the money government spends on infrastructure to find its way into the economy rather than on to big company’s balance sheets.

Please come forward and speak to James (james.hurley@telegraph.co.uk) and StreetwiseSubbie (info@streetwisesubbie.com) about your experiences, anonymously or otherwise, and help to make real inroads in the fight for fair treatment for all.

Please spread the word on Twitter by following us and tweeting #buildfair4all

And come and join our exclusive LinkedIn Group where likeminded Specialist Contractors are sharing experiences, gaining inside information and useful intelligence, and supporting the campaign for fair treatment.

 

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Thank You To All Who Contributed

I just wanted to say a big thank you to all 278 Specialist Contractors who took part in our State of the Industry Survey.

Our survey revealed the shocking truth that  nearly 90% of Specialist Sub-Contractors have been subjected to unfair treatment or sharp practice over the last year, with the vast majority saying they are being underpaid, their work undervalued and almost never paid on time.

You can find the results here;  State of the Industry Survey

As one Specialist Sub-Contractor said to me earlier today, everyone in the industry knows what’s going on, but now we have the proof.

The next step is to broadcast the results to as many people as we can so that we get people to sit up and take notice, but more importantly to take action to do something about this situation before it’s too late.

We are setting about that as I speak, and I must say a big thank you to the team at  StreetwiseSubbie and everyone who is helping us with this. Thank you all.

Can I please ask you to do your bit to help us to spread the “fair treatment for all” message, by whatever means you can.

If you are on twitter you can follow us at @streetwisesubbi and tweet your support at #buildfair4all , or follow our blog or tell everyone you know about it, and spread the word about our 1,000  plus Sub-Contractor members group on LinkedIn.

Thank you for your support.