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The Bottom Line - Public sector pie

Updated Wednesday, 6th March 2013

Evan Davis and guests discuss what it's like doing business with the state.

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Two business people shaking hands outside modern office Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Monkey Business Images | From huge infrastructure projects to supplying civil servants with paperclips, there's big money to be made from public sector contracts. Evan Davis meets three business leaders with experience of bidding for - and securing - government contracts and finds out what it's like doing business with the state. How easy is it for smaller companies to get a slice of the public sector pie? And are we - the ultimate customers - really getting a good deal?

In the studio this week are:

  • Uwe Krueger, CEO of Atkins
  • Jim Eyre, Director of Wilkinson-Eyre Architects
  • Giovanna Forte, Director of Forte Medical

This edition of The Bottom Line is first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 7th March 2013 at 8.30pm. Versions will also be broadcast on BBC World Service, BBC World and BBC News Channel. To find out more, or to listen online where available, please visit





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