During March – May 22, there have been three contract wins reported and the value of one previous contract win revised upwards, bringing the value of total wins for the quarter to £637,000.
This quarter has seen 15 new SMEs recruited. Five new buyers have been engaged. 15 local companies have been put forward for 19 opportunities from 6 buyers.
One to One support has been provided to 4 companies and further assistance to another. An order was placed with Environ Property Services by Domus projects for a drain survey and repairs.
H&F Local Supply Chain Support Project hosted a Networking event at 245 Hammersmith Road on 17th May for the more creative end of the construction industry. 31 people attended from 22 local SMEs. Architects, interior designers and technical building consultants came along who frequently refer each other to clients or sometimes directly commission work from each other.
There was also a hand picked group of specialist local trades and services whose work is often specified by architects and designers. The networking event was a good opportunity for them to meet talented people for the first time who are often based just down the road from them.
Joanna McCormick, Assistant Director of Procurement gave a welcome address and pledged to make it easier for local SMEs to access and win work from the Council. The evening met with a very enthusiastic response from participants. Feedback indicated that 6 good contacts were made per delegate and 96% said they were very or extremely satisfied about the potential for future business.