Tradespeople and businesses from across the East Midlands enjoyed an event organised by Local Supply Chain (LSC) last month where they gathered with some of the region’s largest main contractors.
Buyers from a range of companies, including Lindum, Henry Boot, GF Tomlinson, Morgan Sindall, North Midland Construction and Sanctuary Housing showcased their upcoming schemes with the aim of finding suppliers to deliver their construction projects at LSC’s Meet the Buyer event in Nottingham on 12 September.
Requirements for public and private sector schemes, including education facilities, infrastructure and new housing for example were discussed, which allowed relevant trades and suppliers to find out more and express their interest.
Richard Ratcliffe, LSC’s CEO, said “Getting your foot in the door with large companies can often be a lengthy and time-consuming process for tradespeople. It is also the same for main contractors who need qualified, honest and local people to deliver their construction projects.
“We organised this event so individuals from trades across all levels of the construction industry could interact and marry their business and project needs. It was a great success with tradespeople, such as joiners, builders, electricians, along with businesses such as architects, interior designers and surveyors finding it a very productive day.”
Gavin Jamieson, Head of Supply Chain at Morgan Sindall, said: “Working with local suppliers is very important to us and Local Supply Chain’s event was the perfect opportunity to showcase our schemes, network with other businesses and source suitable tradespeople from the East Midlands.”
Find out more about LSC here.