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Business Networking & Events

Forging links with your local supply chain!

28th February, 2019   8:00am to 12:00pm

Shrewsbury Town Football Club, Shrewsbury

Are you a Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin based contractor involved in highways maintenance or housing maintenance & repairs?  Or looking to move into these sectors?

                                              If so, then this event is for you.

This half-day session can help your business 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 event will include: 

  • An Introduction from Cogs

  • The Heads of Procurement from Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council providing information on how Councils/Suppliers do business; Brexit; GDPR; Social Value and how to score points when tendering.

  • An overview of support available through the Marches Growth Hub

Workshops from Council Contractors: 

  • Balfour Beatty and Kier (for Highways and public realm maintenance)

  • Connexus and Wrekin Housing Trust (For Housing maintenance and repair)

Topics covered will include: 

  • Top tips on how they procure their supply chains

  • What they look for in potential sub-contractors

  •  How potential sub-contractors can compete for their contracts

  • The role and importance of social value in their processes

There will also be an opportunity to meet with contributing organisations in our exhibition area.


  • Registration & breakfast: 8 - 8:30

  • Introduction session: 8.30 - 9:30

  • Contractor workshops: 9:30 - 11:00

  • Networking and exhibition stands: 11:00 - 12:00

  • Close: 12:00

This morning event (including breakfast!) is funded by the Marches Growth Hub Shropshire and is brought to you in partnership with Cogs (The Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Local Procurement Group), Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council.