Lord Triesman

“No government with a modern economy can avoid forming a deep strategic understanding of SMEs. In part it is because they often create the innovations and employment opportunities on which we depend, in part as indispensable links in the supply chains of top tier production. So we had best give them serious attention or we will end up with a defective industrial strategy.”

Lord Triesman was made a life peer in 2004 and has enjoyed an extensive career in foreign affairs