New Interim Small Business Commissioner
Former chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management Phillip King has been appointed the interim Small Business Commissioner.
The office was launched to ensure fair payment practices for Britain’s small businesses and support them in resolving their payment disputes with larger businesses and bring about culture change.
Former MP Paul Uppal was the first appointee to the role in December 2017 but stepped down in October last year.
Small Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst said, “In Philip, small businesses will have a real champion with a proven track record of tackling late payments. This is an important time for the Office of the Small Business Commissioner as we seek to strengthen its powers and Philip is absolutely the right person to lead it at this time.”
Philip King added, “I am delighted to have been appointed interim commissioner and given the privilege of directly supporting the government in helping small businesses to prosper and grow.”