Local businesses given chance to win work from tier one contractors

A programme is underway designed to show construction companies how to grow in a sustainable manner by building the skills and internal capacity to take on increasing volumes of business.

Hub South West’s business development initiative is open to any company in construction and related sectors based in Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway.

The programme runs over a period of 12 weeks, with eight half-day sessions held.  The workshops will focus on topics such as leadership and management, innermetrix profiling, business analysis, strategy and exit options, cost management, data security, marketing planning, corporate social responsibility, environment and presentation skills.

The course culminates with an awards ceremony in Glasgow on November 21, with the companies also in with the chance of winning work from participating tier one building contractors, including Morrisons, Graham, Morgan Sindall, Ashleigh and Kier.

Gordon Hunter, Hub South West’s supply chain manager who manages the Building for Growth programme, said, “The aim of the programme is to ensure that local companies are ready, willing and capable of securing work from the Tier One contractors, and, I am delighted to say that we achieved our aim in 2018 with around 60% of sub-contracting work on major projects going to local businesses.”

Michael McBrearty, chief executive of Hub South West, added, “Our Building for Growth programme has already delivered success to the leaders of its participating companies by both broadening and deepening their grasp of the factors needed to win more new, bigger contracts from Tier One contractors and we hope and trust that all of the participants in our tenth Building for Growth programme will follow in their footsteps.”