Help for local firms to Supply Nine Elms

Published: Tuesday 23rd May 17

Supply Nine Elms is a free project offering Wandsworth businesses a direct line to major buyers in the area.

Ben Forbes, procurement officer at the Battersea Power Station Development Company, speaks to local businesses at the Supply Nine Elms launch

The programme pairs local businesses with relevant buyers to offer a range of one-to-one support and training to get them ready to compete for new contracts.

The Supply Nine Elms on the South Bank programme is run by Wandsworth and Lambeth councils. Last time, it helped local firms win £2.2million worth of new contracts.

A recent launch at Battersea Power Station was attended by 45 local companies. Gary Wheadon, Director of D. Sully & Son, a Nine Elms-based removals firm, said: “Many thanks for hosting a great event.  Nine Elms is going to be a great success and it so good to see that local people and companies are participating in this.”

As well as construction-related contracts there will be opportunities for other industries, including catering and facilities management, security and cleaning, landscaping, concierge services, furniture supply & design.

There are now around 40 development sites under construction in the Nine Elms Vauxhall regeneration area which translates into plenty of new contract opportunities.

Buyers actively seeking suppliers through the Supply Nine Elms programme include Battersea Power Station, One Nine Elms, The Dumont, Embassy Gardens, Aykon, New Covent Garden Market, Palace View, Keybridge House and the Northern Line Extension.

It’s free to register and a  series of networking events and supply chain development workshops are running until March 2018.

To find out more about Supply Nine Elms, visit www.supplynineelms3.co.uk.

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