Business Development Support for Small and Medium Size Construction Companies


Small and medium-sized construction firms are to be given the know-how to bid for large contracts thanks to a free event co-hosted by Hackney Council next month.

The Council has joined the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and the London Enterprise Panel to host the free evening that aims to give local businesses an insight into the skills and knowledge required to successfully apply for large private and public sector work.

The ‘Business Development Support for Small and Medium Sized Construction Companies’ event takes place at Hackney Town Hall on 3 September and will provide a walk-through of the Council’s new online tenders’ portal amongst other free advice and support.

The event will also include a presentation by industry expert Keith Lewis, who will outline the free help on offer for business development, including workshops, online learning, webinars and one-to-one support.

A question and answer session with event speakers and business networking will follow the main programme.

Many local construction firms or small to medium enterprises (SME) often do not bid for public sector contracts, with the opinion that they are too small or do not have the skills, policies and procedures in place to do so.

This event supports the Council’s aim of encouraging local firms to become suppliers for a range of services including small one-off purchases, large works or service contracts such as repair, maintenance, refurbishment and new developments.

Cllr Guy Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Hackney Council
Hackney Council and its partners through offering expert, free advice to support our local businesses compete for public sector and commercial construction contracts ensures a win-win for our local community.

The advice is designed to help local businesses take a share of the contracts brought forward by the Council and the commercial sector to build or renovate homes, workspaces or local facilities.

Keeping this work within our local economy helps create jobs and supports the growth of our business community.
Cllr Guy Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Hackney Council

To book a place at the event, please email: Montpellier@mic.eu.com. For further information, please phone: 020 8356 3368 or email: joan.darnley@hackney.gov.uk