Procurement workshops to build on Macclesfield event

October 30, 2018 by  

Cheshire East Council is promoting procurement workshops after a Macclesfield meeting.

The council is providing the procurement workshops without charging businesses for their participation. The move follows on from an earlier event in Macclesfield where 18 firms took part. The hope is that enterprises can learn how to benefit from securing contracts. Business cards are vital in making professional contacts at networking events.

The British public sector spends about £200 billion on contracts with the private sector on an annual basis. A training organisation called Onto The Page aspires to share its expertise in relation to best practice with regard to bidding for contracts.

Councillor George Hayes told the Nantwich News:

“We are pleased to help support local businesses to maximise opportunities to supply goods and services to the public sector. It can be a complicated procurement process and this can put off many businesses.”

A representative of Big Brand Ideas attended the Macclesfield get-together. Abi Owers is the director of engagement at the marketing agency. She said that the course had been really helpful to her. Owers praised the quality of the training that was delivered. In addition, she was grateful for the opportunities to network with leads in local authority procurement.

There are two further events planned in the series. One will take place in December, while the other has been scheduled for March 2019.