19th June 2019
SME Alliance has become aware of attempt to challenge the integrity of Kevin Hollinrake MP, co-chair of the APPG on Fair Business Bank. Please find below a Statement from Nikki Turner, director of SME Alliance:
“Kevin Hollinrake MP has been a tireless supporter of SMEs in their fight against the banks, drawing on his own experience as an entrepreneur whose business thrived despite issues with some of its lenders. Kevin declared his interest to the Chairman of the Independent Steering Group of the Dispute Resolution Scheme in March 2019, when the APPG was invited to join the discussions to create the DRS and in Parliament. He has repeatedly said he would donate his share of any compensation received to either the APPG or a nominated charity. The SME Alliance supports Kevin 100% and would see any attempt to undermine Kevin as bad faith by those who supposedly support this initiative.
“It is very disappointing that any of the contributors to the DRS who to date, have demonstrated an encouraging willingness to work together to find a resolution for the impasse between SMEs and lenders in dispute, would attempt to malign any member of the ISG, which in turn, threatens to destabilise such a worthy cause. ”