The crowning event of this week was the Small Awards 2023. Small business owners are by nature resilient, determined and innovative. The UK needs them to succeed. We will go on doing all we can to get them paid quicker so they can thrive. Last night’s winners and those shortlisted were truly inspiring. I also had the pleasure of talking about the need for paying quicker to a group of suppliers to one of the UK’s biggest companies. I feel there’s a growing desire to do the right thing even if you have to spend huge sums to update and speed up payment processes. It’s good for business and #EveryoneBenefits. It was good too to hear from the Small Business Minister and business organisations including IPSE about their thoughts on the Government’s Payments and Cashflow review and improving payment practices.