iSE | Built Environment Supplier Opportunities

iSE adviser Tim Landreth has been beavering away finding opportunities for social enterprises to work on some of the major projects in the region.

To support you in accessing these opportunities, iSE is holding a series of workshops to help with finding work, tendering, capability and capacity building, proving social value and general business planning. Tim is arranging for a selection of interested potential clients to come and tell you more about their requirements and how you can best do business with them.

The workshops will be very interactive and offer you the chance to think in a supportive group of ways to develop your business.

Please don’t think “I am not a builder, this isn’t for me” – construction clients want to buy all sorts of services and products to add Social Value into their supply chain at all stages whether it’s training, office supplies, cleaning, digital arts, or bricklaying!

The sessions will run from 6.00pm until 8.00pm on 10th, 17th and 23rd October 2019 at the Women’s Enterprise Hub, Ladypool Road, Birmingham, B12 8LF.

Spaces are limited so please register your interest as soon as possible (and not later than 4th October) by emailing Tim Landreth. Tim will then send you some “homework” to do before the workshops!

Major opportunities update

HS2 — we are working with the procurement and social value team to understand the wide array of opportunities for social enterprise. We are also working on a shopping list of services and products which we are looking to match businesses with.

Commonwealth Games — while the games are on for a period of three weeks in 2022, this won’t stop you getting work between now and then. The athletes’ village is well under way and Social Value is very high on the agenda of the contractors involved in the scheme. Opportunities are being shared on the FindItinBirmingham portal.

What can you do?

– Understand your capacity and plan for the future — we are looking to match SEs with opportunities for a number of contractors

– Prepare information to support your bids, be clear on your capabilities and your added Social Value

– Think about current and potential clients. What works well? What can you repeat? What am I missing?

– Please think of specific areas where you need support and iSE will look for ways of helping

For further support contact Tim who will be happy to answer any of your questions.