LOW presents its 'Public Procurement for SMEs' policy paper at SME Assembly 2018

LOW presented its 'Public Procurement for SMEs' policy paper at the 2018 SME Assembly, taking place this week in Graz, Austria.

Taking as a starting point LOW's extensive experience (solo and in partnership with other SMEs) in tendering for EC and EU contracts, this policy paper takes stock of the barriers to SME involvement in public procurement tender processes, and puts forward suggestions to overcome them.

LOW's policy paper was presented and discussed during the Public Procurement Masterclass, a session chaired by LOWeurope's Founder and Managing Director, Sally Low; and featuring Angelika Höß of ABZ Bayern e.V., and Robert Miskuf of PEDAL Consulting, as speakers.

The full document is available for download here.

© European Commission 2018

© European Commission 2018

Mozilla appoints LOWeurope to get key messages across to EU policy makers

The Mozilla Corporation, creators of the Firefox browser, announced today that (after a competitive pitch) they have appointed LOWeurope to provide Mozilla with strategic communications planning in order to increase awareness of Mozilla’s policy ideas in the institutions and agencies of the European Union.

LOW will handle policy-based communications for Mozilla, including new communications and event management strategies, concentrating on Mozilla’s key strengths of thought leadership; a unique corporate culture; and its mission to build an inclusive, open, and competitive internet.

“We were really  impressed with the Mozilla team’s commitment to improving people’s internet lives by forming partnerships with EU policymakers” said Sally Low, Managing Director of LOWeurope, “and we are really looking forward to helping Mozilla build on its existing presence in Brussels.”

We’re very excited to work with the dynamic LOW team,” said Raegan MacDonald, Mozilla’s Head of EU Public Policy “to get our three key messages across to decision makers in Brussels i.e. that the internet must remain open and accessible; that security and privacy are fundamental; and that there needs to be a balance between commercial profit and public benefit.”

Mozilla

Celebrating International Women’s Day, LOW founder Sally Low calls for a faster shift away from women being simply a backup team for men

Speaking at LOWeurope’s International Women’s Day reception, LOW’s Founder and Managing Director, Sally LOW, highlighted the importance of having more women in business leadership:

“There is an important issue we face today, which is to bring more women into leadership roles, not just in business, but in all walks of life.

There are still some men who complain when women are promoted over their heads, but businesses are increasingly recognizing how they have previously neglected the potential of women leaders.

80/90 per cent of the people in charge may still be men, but it will not be too long before this imbalance changes for the better. My view is that it needs to change faster, so that we see a shift away from women, especially in big organisations, being simply the backup team to men, to being the leaders in their own right.” 

LOWeurope’s International Women’s Day reception took place at the company’s headquarters in Brussels, and brought together dozens of women in business to celebrate both women’s rights and their own accomplishments in the business world.

  • Sally Low’s full speech is available here.

  • For LOWeurope’s “Women in Business in the EU” infographic, click here.

  • For LOWeurope’s Women’s Rights Timeline, please click here.

  • All the event pictures are available on LOWeurope's Flickr account.

  • For March's issue of The LOWdown, especially dedicated to International Women's Day and to women in business, click here.

  • For LOWeurope's International Women Day Reception video, please click here.