A message of support for the SME community from Genesis Founder Patron HRH Prince Michael of Kent
Dear Genesis Members and friends
I am very aware of the extent of the hardship that so many small businesses are being subjected to by the Coronavirus pandemic. I write to all Genesis members and friends to express my support, fellowship and particular sympathy.
SMEs are the bedrock of the British economy, employing millions of people and contributing hugely to the economy and to communities around the country. Thus, I too strongly support the Genesis proposals for a British Sovereign Wealth Fund to invest in SMEs at this time of the nation’s need.
Leading or working in a smaller business usually offers a balance of challenge as well as opportunity and achievement. Today though, I can remember no other such time of challenge in recent years. Few of us can have a clear idea of what the future might hold for British businesses, those that work in them and their essential suppliers, customers or partners.
Britain has been and will be one of the best places to run a small business. Though I am under no illusion about the test we all face now, we will recover and our smaller businesses will come back and thrive.
I send you every best wish for health and hope for you, those who work with you and for all your families.
HRH Prince Michael