Outsourcery, the company founded by Dragon’s Den star Piers Linney, has joined Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK) to raise the profile of black and ethnic minority entrepreneurs and “drive greater business inclusivity”.
Linney, co-chief executive officer of cloud services provider Outsourcery, said the partnership with MSDUK will help “guarantee our procurement processes are also open and flexible”.
He added: “According to a white paper published by the Enterprise Research Centre in April last year, we know that pioneering ethnic minority businesses contribute between £25 billion and £32 billion to the UK economy and help regenerate declining sectors, towns and cities, which is why we look forward to diversifying our resourcing pool by tapping into MSDUK”.
Mayank Shah, MSDUK chief executive officer, said: “As a corporate member, Outsourcery will be able to connect with over 3,000 black and ethnic minority-owned enterprises working across a range of industry sectors, from within our extended network. Outsourcery will also be invited to participate in all the networking events we facilitate for members, including business opportunity fairs and ‘meet the buyer’ days”.