HS2 webinars help SMEs bid for work

10 Jun 2021

Business

HS2 is holding a series of weekly webinars to ensure British businesses benefit from over 400,000 contract opportunities that building Britain’s new high speed railway will create.

‘Work with us Wednesdays’ were first introduced by HS2’s business engagement team in June 2020. The free-to-join webinars attracted over 500 delegates and helped local communities understand the scale of the opportunity on HS2, and how to bid for upcoming contracts.

Since that time, HS2 has received the green light from government to extend the railway to Crewe, marking the start of HS2’s journey north. It has also celebrated major construction milestones, including launching the first of ten giant tunnel boring machines on the Birmingham–London section of the route.

This progress and momentum is creating brand new supply chain opportunities, and this year’s ‘Work with us Wednesday’ events are designed to make it easier for local businesses to find out how to get involved.

The one-hour webinars begin on Wednesday 9 June and run for six consecutive weeks until Wednesday 14 July. Each week’s session has a different theme, ranging from championing the importance of social value through to driving innovation. The themes are designed to help businesses understand how they can really stand out during the procurement process and boost their chances of winning a contract.

 

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