Special event to help companies win supply chain deals
A special event is being staged to help Shropshire companies win new deals in two of the county’s most important business sectors.
Procurement specialists from Shropshire Council, and Telford & Wrekin Council, have teamed up to stage the half-day event to make it easier for county firms to break into the highways and housing maintenance sectors and their supply chains.
The event – at Shrewsbury Town FC’s Meadow stadium in Oteley Road, Shrewsbury on Thursday 28 February 2019 – will feature workshops from highways contractors Balfour Beatty and Kier, and housing maintenance and repair contractors Connexus and Wrekin Housing Trust.
It has been funded by the Marches Growth Hub Shropshire and organised by Cogs, The Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Local Procurement Group, Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council.
Emma Chapman, Marches Growth Hub Shropshire manager, said the event would give companies vital advice on how to win contracts with larger companies carrying out major projects:-
“This half-day session will provide invaluable advice and information about how your business can develop links with larger contractors and win business within these sectors. You will also learn more about supply chain management, including how public sector organisations in the region do business.”
The heads of procurement from both Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council will be on hand to explain how the councils and their suppliers do business, give tips on how to write effective tenders and how organisations in the region do business.
The workshops will include advice on how the lead contractors procure their supply chains, what they look for in a sub-contractor, the importance of social value in contracts and more advice on winning tenders.
Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for economic growth, and corporate and commercial support, said:
“We’re pleased to support local businesses to maximise opportunities to supply goods and services to two of the most important sectors in the county. The event will equip businesses with the skills they need to succeed and win contracts, as well as meet other like-minded businesses.”
The free event – which includes breakfast – will also feature an expo by companies and organisations working in the sectors and a networking session.
It gets under way with registration and breakfast at 8am and closes at midday.
About Marches Growth Hub
- Marches Growth Hub brings together all national and local business support in one place for the first time and is fully aligned to the Government’s ‘Business is GREAT’ campaign.
- A comprehensive business support website – www.marchesgrowthhub.co.uk – and dedicated enquiry line – 0345 600 0727 – provide businesses across the whole Marches region with access to funding, support and advice. All resources are available to enterprises of all sizes, from start-ups to large employers.
- This is supported by physical hubs in Telford at the University of Wolverhampton’s Telford Innovation Campus, at Skylon Park in Hereford and at the Food Enterprise Centre in Shrewsbury.