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Sandwell Council, in partnership with Constructing West Midlands, hosted a successful ‘meet the buyer’ networking event.

On Wednesday 6 March, 88 people attended our ‘meet the buyer’ networking event at The Hawthorns – home to West Bromwich Albion Football Club.

At the event, attendees had the opportunity to connect with top contractors and decision-makers within the construction industry. Representatives from local authorities, housing associations, and renowned contractors such as Galliford Try, GF Tomlinson, Interclass, ISG, Morgan Sindall, Seddon, Spellar Metcalfe, and Willmott Dixon were present.

The event featured insightful presentations on the various opportunities arising from major projects, including those within Sandwell’s Regeneration Pipeline. Attendees had with valuable information on where to find business opportunities and how to register for them. Additionally, the event highlighted the significance of community wealth building, social value and sustainability along with offering practical tender-writing tips.

Following the presentations attendees had the chance to network over lunch, fostering meaningful connections and discussions. We had a lot of positive feedback from the businesses that attended that affirm the value of the event.

“A great opportunity”

Muhammad Sibi, founder of Sibi Net Limited said: “I have found the event very useful. For local businesses like ourselves, it’s a great opportunity to engage and have conversations with contractors. The presentations have been great, and the event has been a success.”

“Well organised”

Another attendee, Nigel Pugh, managing director of Impact Aerial said: “This event was really well organised. All the buyers I’ve met today have been interested in my services, which is great as it means you’ve targeted the right people in the organisation to speak to.”

Overall the event proved to be a success, bringing together professionals to share ideas and explore collaboration in the construction sector.

Dont miss out

Sandwell Council – in partnership with the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS – is hosting another ‘meet the buyer’ event on Tuesday 19 March. This event offers another opportunity for industry professionals to connect, find tender opportunities and network. Please note that it is now fully booked.

By Ethan Bailey.

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