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Published 3rd Feb 2012

Supply chain workshops

Advice for businesses on how they can win contracts in major industry supply chains will be given at a series of free workshops.

The workshops, held by Middlesbrough Council in partnership with Business to Business, will highlight the opportunities in the construction, defence and marine, energy and rail and transport industries.

The sessions, open to businesses from Middlesbrough and the surrounding area, will tackle key issues in the industry and look at how businesses can develop their competitive edge to win business from supply chains.

All sessions will be hosted by procurement specialist Garry Stone who has helped numerous North East businesses win new supply chain contracts.

The project is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), managed by the Department for Communities and Local Government.


Building the Future: Construction Industry
28th February 2012
Middlesbrough College, Middlesbrough, 9.00am - 12.30pm

The construction industry is of huge importance to the North East economy. There are numerous developments across the North East, in fact Middlesbrough College – where this event will be held – have selected Miller construction to build their new "MC6" 6th Form campus which will be ready to open in September 2012. This workshop will guide you towards accessing the supply chains of major projects like these in the future.

Just some of the speakers you will hear from include:

Middlesbrough College
Compete North East
Balfour Beatty

Breaking the Barriers: Defence & Marine Industry
29th February 2012

Middlesbrough Teaching and Learning Centre, Middlesbrough, 9.00am - 12.30pm

The UK is a global influence in the Defence and Marine industry, and with multi-national companies like Lockheed Martin based across the UK, as well as our very own Ministry of Defence holding one of the largest defence budgets in the world, there are numerous opportunities for Middlesbrough companies to access, and grow their business through, these supply chains.

Just some of the speakers you will hear from include:

NDI (Northern Defence Industries)
MOD (Ministry of Defence)

Moving Forward: Rail & Transport Industry
7th March 2012
Middlesbrough Football Club, Middlesbrough, 9.00am - 12.30pm

This workshop will focus on the rail and wider transport industry, helping you to identify the opportunities in the industry and become more competitive when bidding for supply chain contracts.

We will hear about developments in the Hitachi Rail Project, an important project for the region that offers great opportunities to local supply companies, and we will also take a look at the Crossrail supply chains and how to best position yourself to be more successful when tendering for new business.

A Brighter Future: Energy Industry
14th March 2012
Middlesbrough Football Club, Middlesbrough, 9.00am - 12.30pm

The energy industry, particularly offshore energy, is a major part of the North East economy. This workshop will look at the changing landscape of the energy sector and the opportunities that will present themselves in the future.

Just some of the speakers you will hear from include:

NOF Energy
PD Ports

Register your place

Places at these FREE workshops will be limited so please register your place today

To register your place, or for more information about any of these events please contact Karen Lilley:

Call: 0191 4266333 or Email:

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