SMEs are the lifeblood of our economy. They play a crucial role as innovators. They recruit far more unemployed people into jobs than large firms do. We will depend on them even more as we aim to recover from the pandemic. Labour policy needs to reflect their needs and concerns as we prepare a programme for Government. Equally, small firms need to make sure their interests are heard and properly understood by the Labour Party. I applaud the contribution of SMEs for Labour in making sure party representatives and SMEs of all kinds are properly in touch. I look forward to a fruitful and enjoyable evening at the 4th Annual Gala Dinner.