Barratt looks to expand central belt supply chain

BARRATT East Scotland is set to host a “Meet the developer event” in a bid to expand its supply chain ahead of commencing several new housing projects this year.

The housebuilder is searching for subcontractors from across the central belt to help meet demand for new homes in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.

The event, which takes place on Wednesday 20 March at Novotel Edinburgh Park Hotel, will involve presentations from the developer and a discussion of the plans and projects for 2019.

Lee Ogg, commercial director of Barratt Homes East Scotland said, “With a host of new developments set to launch this year and to fulfil our aims of delivering over 1000 new homes across the region, we are looking to supplement our existing subcontractor base across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife. From sole traders through to larger companies, we are keen to engage with those who can provide trade services for the domestic building sector.

“Those who believe they have the relevant skills and experience may have worked with us previously or be new to Barratt Developments. Alternatively they could currently be working in the commercial sector and considering expanding into house building. The trades we’re looking for include – but are not limited to – ground workers, electricians, plumbers, painter and decorators, joiners, roofers, scaffolders, bricklayers and mastic sealant contractors.

“Subcontractors are a vital part of our business and at Barratt Developments we are looking to create genuine and lasting partnerships, offering regular work. We ask any interested contractors to register and attend the event to find out more about working with Barratt and our future plans.”

To register interest and confirm attendance, subcontractors can contact