With the help of a bickering bunch of businessmen and bankers, the DTI has produced an excellent best practice guide on capital investment.
The Department of Trade and Industry official who chose the businessmen and bankers who produced the department's best-practice guide on capital investment, Money & Machines, did too good a job. According to one account the early meetings of the steering group were characterised by bickering, precisely reflecting the continuing spat that was going on between the two sides outside in the real world. The industrialists accused the bankers of short-termism and lack of financial support for small and medium-sized businesses. The bankers gave as good as they got.