The Business Inspector is a new four-part TV series which is being sponsored by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The programme will raise awareness among small businesses that they need to keep good records. It will be broadcast weekly on Five at 8pm from 10th March 2010.
Stephen Banyard, Business Customer Unit Director at HMRC said: “We know that most small businesses want to get their tax right. But we also know too that failure to take reasonable care costs the Exchequer over £6bn a year, with a major cause being poor record keeping. We hope this series will raise awareness of the need for good record keeping. We also want small businesses to realise the benefits to them – such as improved cash flow – of taking better care of their records and paperwork.”
Presenter Hilary Devey – Chief Executive and Chairman of The Pall-Ex Group and a 2008 C4 Secret Millionaire – said: “Britain’s brimming with creativity but a terrifying number of businesses go bust each year and this shouldn’t be happening. I am going to teach businesses how to improve their all round business knowledge and direction, cash flow, marketing strategy and in some cases even their enthusiasm. Invaluable lessons they will never forget.”
The Business Inspector is produced by Optomen Television, makers of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares (C4) and Mary Queen of Shops (BBC).