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Cowgills sponsors APPG for SME Housebuilders

Cowgills said its involvement in the APPG will enable the firm to assist SMEs in overcoming challenges and providing opportunities for growth

Independent chartered accountants and business advisors, Cowgills, has become a sponsor of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for SME Housebuilders.

The APPG is a cross-party forum building political consensus for its mission to create the “best environment for British SME house builders to thrive”, and to encourage new developers to gain a foothold in the sector. 

The group works with SMEs, lenders, parliamentarians and ministers to identify and promote policy solutions which enable SMEs to secure planning consent, develop more projects and ultimately increase the supply of housing stock in the UK.

Stuart Stead, partner and head of Property and Construction at Cowgills, said: “We are proud to have become a sponsor of the SME Housebuilders APPG. At Cowgills we have been impressed by the work the APPG does in this incredibly important sector, and we are really pleased to be in a position to support that work going forward.

“We specialise in the residential sector and work with many SME housebuilders so we understand first-hand the challenges that the industry faces. Our involvement in the APPG will enable us to assist SMEs in overcoming these challenges and providing opportunities for growth.”

Andrew Lewer MP, chair of the SME Housebuilders APPG, added: “I am delighted that Cowgills has become a sponsor of the APPG. The APPG plays a really significant role in helping to create an environment where SME Housebuilders can thrive, and Cowgills’ sponsorship will help ensure our valuable work can continue.”

The APPG for SME Housebuilders has regular meetings within Parliament or online to discuss latest developments in the residential property sector, as well as producing regular reports to help improve the regulatory environment to benefit SME Housebuilders in the UK.

The group was set up in response to the UK government’s commitment to build 300,000 new homes a year by 2024, and is chaired by Andrew Lewer MP.

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