Virtual events discuss opportunities for firms on North Lanarkshire school projects

Michael McBrearty

HUB South West has held two virtual Meet the Buyer events, focused on upcoming North Lanarkshire projects.

The organisation’s Tier 1 contractors engaged with local businesses, suppliers and tradespeople interested in potential opportunities on these construction projects.

The events, which connected 40 local companies with lead contractors, provided information on three key primary school projects due to go on site within the next two to nine months.

The projects are Newmains and St. Brigid’s Primary school in Wishaw, where the main contractor is BAM; the Carnbroe/Sikeside Primary Campus with Calder Community Centre in Coatbridge where the main contractor is Morgan Sindall; and Chryston Primary and Community Health Clinic, where Robertson is the main contractor.

The events comprised a short presentation on each project detailing subcontract opportunities, plus five minute one-to-one meetings with teams from each contractor.

Michael McBrearty, CEO of hub South West, said, Our Meet the Buyer events form a vital strand of our mission to engage the greatest possible number of local businesses in major infrastructural and educational projects being undertaken by our Tier 1 contractors. To date, these events have been highly successful in assisting SMEs in our territory of Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway to grow their businesses, create job opportunities and bring further prosperity to our communities.”