£60m of contracts on table for Brent businesses

Small and medium-sized businesses in Brent are set to benefit from contracts totalling £60m which are being tabled by construction companies operating in the borough, at a special procurement event which has been announced for next month.

Large national companies and smaller Brent-based businesses will come together at the ‘Meet the Buyer’ event, which will be held at Brent Civic Centre on Wednesday, 11 July to discuss upcoming projects in the borough and what local business can offer.

The large companies running various regeneration projects in Brent will be looking to sub-contract a range of jobs on their developments, in areas such as plumbing, electrics, carpentry, fitting of finishes, glazing, flooring, security, and catering.

While other events are planned for other industries, this first Meet the Buyer event which has been organised by Brent Council, is part of an effort to ensure that the regeneration taking place in Brent, benefits Brent businesses and in turn, helps to provide even more job opportunities for local residents.

Cllr Shama Tatler, Brent Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Highways, Planning, said:

“Our Meet the Buyer events are a key part of our work to support local economic growth and aim to ensure that the regeneration that’s happening in Brent, directly benefits Brent businesses, Brent jobs and Brent residents.

“I’d encourage any small business in Brent to attend this event and show the large companies that whatever their need, be it a job worth a few thousand pounds or several million, they need look no further then what’s already here in Brent.”

In a further boost for local firms, Brent’s businesses will be entitled to a free workshop with supply-chain specialists to help them prepare their pitch, so that they are ready to win new business on the day.

A limited number of spaces are available to attend the Meet the Buyer event and speak with the companies offering the contracts, so early booking is strongly recommended.

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