Meet the Buyer Event for Local Suppliers

Meet the Buyer Event for Local Suppliers
The Meet the Buyer event aims to connect local tradespeople with significant projects

A ‘Meet the Buyer’ event is inviting local contractors and suppliers to find out about opportunities offered through developments taking place in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.

The free event will take place on Friday 19th April 2024 at King’s Lynn Town Hall. Hosted by the borough council and its partners, it aims to provide an overview of the multi-million pound development projects that are planned for the next 3-4 years in the town. These projects include the new Multi User Community Hub, Active Travel Hubs, St George’s Guildhall, and the Riverfront Regeneration, all being delivered as part of King’s Lynn Town Deal. It is intended that contractors and suppliers will find out about projects, learn of opportunities to be part of principal contractors’ supply chains and register interest for contracts.

The event shall involve presentations on the various projects planned, in addition to bookable 1-2-1 slots with main contractors such as Mace Group, Morgan Sindall Group plc, Lovell Partnership Ltd and the borough council’s procurement team. Organisations including New Anglia Growth Hub, College of West Anglia, Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Business will be in attendance to offer support and advice.

There will also be information shared on the Lovell Major Housing partnership with the borough council, which is creating up to 1000 new homes, as well as an update on Norfolk County Council led highway schemes including the new West Winch Housing Access Road and the Southgates and Gyratory highway schemes.

WEB Alistair Beales Councillor Alistair Beales says "this is an exciting time for the town"

Councillor Alistair Beales, Cabinet Member for Business said:

“King’s Lynn and West Norfolk is benefitting from millions of pounds of investment, supported by different funding sources and streams, which is facilitating the delivery of some hugely significant construction and development projects over the next few years.

“We are keen to ensure that this regeneration has a positive impact on the local economy and where possible, opportunities to be part of principal contractors’ supply chains are promoted.

“This is an exciting time for the town, and our Meet the Buyer event will showcase the sheer scope of the investment that is being delivered for King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, to benefit everyone who live, works, and visits here.”

Councillor Chris Morley, Cabinet Member for Finance added:

“This event offers a great opportunity for local suppliers to find out about the significant projects that are being delivered in West Norfolk, and the potential for them to get on board through procurement.

“Our team will be on hand to talk about the procurement process, alongside the principal contractors from some of our key projects who will be able to detail next steps and plans for the coming months and years.

“We know that there is a high level of interest in the transformational development that is gathering pace, and we look forward to updating local contractors and suppliers who wish to find out more at the event.”

Anyone wishing to book their place at the event, which takes place from 9am – 3pm on Friday 19th April 2024 at King’s Lynn Town Hall, can do so here:

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