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HS2 and your business – Work with us Wednesdays: The Importance of Innovation Within Supply Chains

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This series of 6 webinars brought to you every Wednesday by High Speed (HS2) Ltd, aims to help local businesses navigate the HS2 supply chain and better understand some of the things that we are looking for from suppliers.

Building on last year’s programme of webinars (available here) the series covers some key topics which are worth finding out more about if you are a local business interested in getting involved in Europe’s biggest infrastructure project.

We want local businesses along the line of the new high-speed railway to be able to make the most of the opportunities HS2 will bring and get involved in the supply chain wherever they can.

Procurement processes can sometimes be difficult to navigate but we are committed to it being an open, fair and transparent process. We want to engage and encourage all different types and sizes of businesses to get involved where possible and support them through their procurement journey as much as we can.

Please register by clicking on the events below:

HS2 and your business webinar, 9th June 10.00-11.00, Help Your Business Stand Out: Hear from our supply chain team about some ways to make your business stand out from the crowd and understand more about the types of things we look for in a potential supplier.

HS2 and your business webinar, 16th June 12.30-13.30, The Importance of Diverse Supply Chains: HS2 is committed to changing the way major projects are delivered.  Hear why delivering diversity in supply chains is so important from our two special guest speakers: Joel Blake, Chair of the Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Birmingham, and Aman Sidhu an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion manager for one of our main works contractors Balfour Beatty Vinci.

HS2 and your business webinar, 23rd June, 10.00-11.00, The Importance of Social Value to Major Projects: HS2 is more than just a railway.  The scale of the work being delivered provides opportunities for social enterprises and community projects to benefit from our construction programme by getting involved in the project.  Hear from our guest speakers at the Initiative for Social Entrepreneurs on the value Social Enterprises can add to supply chains.

HS2 and your business webinar, 30th June, 10.00-11.00, The Suppliers Viewpoint: Hear from one of our contractors on how they have found working within HS2’s supply chain.  Learn more about how they got involved, what it is like working on the project and hear first hand about the challenges and opportunities HS2 can bring, directly from the company that laid the first permanent piece of concrete on your new high speed railway.

HS2 and your business webinar, 7th July, 10.00-11.00, The Importance of Innovation Within Supply Chains: Hear from a member of our innovation team on what HS2 is doing to drive innovation within the UK, and also find out more about what support is available for your business, and why being innovative can give you an edge.

HS2 and your business webinar,  14th July, 10.00-11.00, The Value of Working With Regional Business Organisations:  HS2 works with many types of regional business groups, from Chambers to BID groups.  Find out more about the value and support that local business organisations can provide, directly from Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub

You can find out more about how your business could get involved, the wide range of opportunities and register your interest in working on HS2 at: www.hs2.org.uk/local-business

If you have a question about HS2 or our works, please contact our HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email [email protected]

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