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HS2 Ltd to Host Supply Chain Regional Roadshows

26 April 2016

HS2 Ltd to Host Supply Chain Regional Roadshows

HS2 Ltd is hosting Supply Chain Regional Roadshows at 11 regions across the UK starting next month.

The UK’s new high speed railway constitutes a huge development on a national scale, and provides businesses with opportunities to bid for billions of pounds worth of contracts.

The Roadshow, which is aimed at businesses of all sizes, provides a valuable opportunity to meet the people behind the project, and find out more about the types of work packages that will be available. Through presentations, face-to-face time with HS2 experts and networking, participants will hear from, and meet with, the HS2 teams and industry partners responsible for Supply Chain, Health and Safety, Community Relations, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Skills, Employment and Education and Environment.  Participants will also be informed of the scale and timing of contracts and how their businesses can best prepare to bid for them.

Beth West, HS2 Ltd Commercial Director, said:

“Building on the success of last year’s events, attended by around 250 companies, I am delighted to announce this year’s HS2 Supply Chain Roadshows, where we hope to speak to as many businesses as possible from all over Britain.

“Building HS2 is a massive long-term project, one that offers a huge opportunity for British businesses to bid for billions of pounds worth of contracts. To construct HS2 and bring it to life will require a vast range of skills and expertise. Put simply, HS2 is an investment in our infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and drive regional regeneration.”

The first event takes place on Tuesday 10 May at the Merseyside Maritime Museum in Liverpool.

For a full list of dates and locations and to register for a roadshow, visit the HS2 Supply Chain Regional Roadshow website.