‘Olympics will have no benefit’

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THE Wessex Region of Small Business says around 62 per cent of its members will see no positive lasting legacy from the Olympic Games.

The organisation, which covers firms operating in the Portsmouth area, released the results of its panel yesterday to coincide with 200 days to go until the London 2012 games begin.

The FSB is now calling on the government and Olympic authorities to enure small firms know how to benefit from the games.

Some contracts are still available for tender, as reported previously in The News.

Ken Moon, chairman of the FSB’s Wessex region, said: ‘It is worrying that 200 days before the Olympic and Paralympic Games are set to begin, small businesses think it will not benefit their business.

‘We all know times are tough, but 2012 is a year of big events that small firms should be able to benefit from.’