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Sandwell Council, in collaboration with the NHS, hosted a successful ‘meet the buyer’ event on Tuesday 19 March.

We hosted this networking event at the The Hawthorns – home to West Bromwich Albion Football Club – where we welcomed close to 90 attendees. This makes it the second successful ‘meet the buyer’ event we have held this March. Read about the first one we hosted, in partnership with Constructing West Midlands.

The second meet the buyer event was an opportunity for attendees to connect with industry decision-makers, find tender opportunities, and network. Throughout the day, guests were able to meet with key buyers, showcase their offerings, and explore new business opportunities.

Speakers at the event gave presentations on various topics such as:

  • Upcoming opportunities stemming from the Learning Campus in Smethwick and other major projects
  • Where to find business opportunities and how to register for them
  • Community wealth building, social value and sustainability – their benefits to your business
  • ‘Making social value less scary and more relevant to you’ and tender-writing tips.

After the presentations, attendees had the opportunity to network over lunch with other business people. They also had the chance to talk to procurement representatives from the NHS, local authorities, housing associations, and more.

Bevil Williams is the founder and CEO of Repc Ltd, and a Sandwell Business Ambassador. He said: “The event was absolutely great. We have met a lot of companies and made great contacts, it was a great job by your team.”

By Ethan Bailey.

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