Second Build Ayrshire programme targets local construction businesses

Mark Houston

THE second online Build Ayrshire programme, which helps guide local construction-related businesses on how to win work from Tier 1 contractors, is set to launch in February.

Build Ayrshire, which is run in partnership with East Ayrshire Council, North Ayrshire Council and South Ayrshire Council, is managed by hub South West. The programme is designed to help construction companies with ambitions to grow by developing skills and internal capacity to take on increasing volumes of business.

The programme is delivered in eight half-day online sessions from February 3 to March 24. The initiative is free to attend but requires commitment from each participating business.

Issues covered include strategy, goal setting, leadership, team building and development, employment law, digital marketing and social media, procurement, and cloud accounting.

Build Ayrshire also includes Meet the Buyer supply chain meetings with several of hub South West’s Tier 1 Contractors. The programme concludes with an opportunity to pitch to all of them and a closing awards event.

Mark Houston, supply chain development manager at hub South West, said, “This is simply a great opportunity for Ayrshire construction businesses to grow their business. The Build Ayrshire programme provides a brilliant platform to develop the business, establish key Tier 1 contacts and network with like-minded businesses.

“This second Build Ayrshire programme follows on from twelve of our Building for Growth and four Build Lanarkshire programmes which we have run over the last seven years. We have continually honed the programmes to ensure the content and contacts provide an inspirational and valuable experience for all who take part.

“Over 150 companies have now ‘graduated’ from these programmes, many of which have improved their business and experienced high growth by both broadening and deepening their grasp of the factors needed to win more new, bigger contracts from the Tier 1 contractors.

“All construction industry related businesses in Ayrshire which truly want to succeed will be most welcome.”

To receive an application form, complete the Booking Form or contact Mark Houston or Margaret Milton for further information.