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Skills development breakfast meeting: your roadmap to working with Carillion

Carillion, recently began work on the West Midlands biggest and newest landmark healthcare building, the £430m state-of-the-art Midland Metropolitan Hospital (MMH) in Smethwick, a £multi-million project for which Carillion and their top-tier contractors will need a quality pool of suppliers of materials, FM support and subcontract services.

Is your firm ready to supply one of the biggest names in UK Construction & FM services?

Over a complimentary cooked breakfast, you’ll get the opportunity to meet with the senior procurement leads & category managers from Carillon’s MMH team, you’ll hear about the works packages, designs, procurement and build timescales relating to the MMH and most importantly, you’ll learn about the supply chain opportunities that will be up for grabs soon and the essential skills (such as BIM) that they look for in prospective suppliers plus the approvals needed on the sub-contract works packages. Delegates will also get the first preview of the new Carillion endorsed Growth Spark APP, a FREE mobile & tablet-friendly online app to help improve your work-winning skills and a valuable SMART tool to demonstrate you’re a performance-driven supplier to potential new clients.

Work recently began on the 19 acre MMH site

Work recently began on the 19 acre MMH site

Attendees will get to see a first glimpse of the huge 80,000 sq. mtr MMH site from the newly opened MMH community platform, delegates will enjoy a panoramic view of the canal-side hospital site plus hear about the surrounding regeneration of Sandwell & West Birmingham.

Attending this workshop will allow you to:

  • Meet procurement / supply chain experts from leading contractor Carillion and learn what they look for from their top suppliers
  • Gain a valuable insight into business opportunities within Carillon’s supply chain
  • Hear about expert support for the WM construction sector including the launch of a FREE Growth Spark APP to improve your work-winning skills
  • Network over a complimentary cooked breakfast with like-minded construction professionals looking to develop their supply performance and improve their business credentials
  • Find out how to further raise your profile through the advertising and sponsorship opportunities available on the WMVH site.
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Procurement Efficiency Workshop – Midland Metropolitan Hospital – Balustrades Works Package Cluster Group

On Thursday 25th February 2016, Sandwell Council in conjunction with Carillion’s category managers and MMH procurement team are facilitating a valuable Procurement workshop themed around the formation of a cluster group of suppliers to compete and bid for the £2.4m balustrade work packages aligned to the Midland Metropolitan Hospital (MMH).

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As part of a small group, you’ll gain essential knowledge about the formation of a Sandwell cluster group and learn about becoming more cost competitive, improving your purchasing efficiency and buying skills. You’ll also get the unique chance to spend valuable time with members of Carillion’s MMH buying team plus a group of the UK’s leading procurement experts. There’ll also be plenty of networking time with like-minded businesses. You can read more about our cluster group plans on this link:

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Construction and Infrastructure Opportunities in Ireland – Event 25th September 2015

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) are offering businesses within the Black Country the chance to book a 30 minute 1:1 meeting with David O’Halloran, a UKTI Trade Adviser based in Dublin, to discuss a range of business opportunities within the Irish construction and infrastructure sector.

Ireland is the UK’s fifth largest export market and imports more from the UK than any other country, and therefore it is an ideal first step market for UK companies. Furthermore, the country itself offers the benefit of being English speaking, has a similar regulatory and legal framework and good perception of the quality of British goods and services.

The Irish construction industry is predicted to grow at 5.65% in the years to 2018, and the Irish government has made significant financial commitments to a number of Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects for social housing development, horse racing courses and urban regeneration. The National Assets Management Agency (NAMA) is to also provide capital (circa €2bn) and vendor finance (circa €2bn) for completion of construction work and the development of Greenfield sites.

Location: Black Country Chamber of Commerce, Creative Industries Centre, University of Wolverhampton Science Park, Glaisher Drive, Wolverhampton, WV10 9TG

If you’re a Black Country Chamber of Commerce member click here to book. Other companies can book by clicking here.

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What can you supply to the West Midlands Virtual Hospital?

The West Midlands Virtual Hospital is a pioneering 3D walkthrough building, showing the world how our region’s suppliers are capable of providing everything needed to design, build and run a 21st-century healthcare facility. Over 300 businesses have already signed up, collectively able to supply more than 8000 components. Can your business contribute?

On Thursday 9 October leading contractors, healthcare professionals and hundreds of delegates from West Midlands businesses will converge on West Bromwich for ‘Meet the hospital bidders’.

The all-day networking event at the Bethel Convention Centre is being organised by Sandwell Council and Birmingham City Council. One of the main features of the day will be the launch of the West Midlands Virtual Hospital (WMVH).

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Get set for ‘Meet the Hospital Bidders’ event

A huge free networking event is taking place at the Bethel Convention Centre in West Bromwich this Thursday (9 October). Opened by Lord Digby Jones, it will shine a national spotlight on West Midlands manufacturers – showing how our region’s supply chain is capable of providing everything needed to design, build and run a 21st-century hospital.

The all-day show is being jointly organised by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and Birmingham City Council. Their mutual aim is to forge strong links between the region’s supply chain and health sector consortia who design, build and run healthcare facilities.

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Meet the hospital bidders

Sandwell Council and Birmingham City Council are planning a big networking exhibition this autumn, designed to forge strong links between suppliers and the contractors who design, build and run hospitals across the globe.

Collectively, West Midlands manufacturers are capable of providing everything needed to design, build and run a 21st-century hospital. Sandwell Council and our partners at Birmingham City Council will be celebrating this fact in the autumn of 2014 with a huge networking event.

We want to forge strong links between the region’s supply chain and health sector consortia who design, build and run healthcare facilities. This is timely and important, as the £353m Midland Metropolitan Hospital has just had the green light to be built in Smethwick. We want as many local businesses as possible to be qualified and capable of winning related work.

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