October 22nd, 2016

Warwickshire firms could get HS2 work contracts

Warwickshire firms could get HS2 work contracts Warwickshire firms could get HS2 work contracts
Updated: 10:45 am, Jan 22, 2016

MILLIONS of pounds worth of contracts are up for grabs to firms from Warwickshire to help deliver the controversial HS2.

The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce has highlighted the available contracts and the main contractors to deal with.

The Chamber is also discussing the possibility of holding local supply chain events to allow companies to meet representatives from HS2 and main contractors involved in the project.

Chamber chief executive Louise Bennett said: “HS2 will be one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the UK for decades and while there has been a great deal of debate around it, it’s vitally important that Coventry and Warwickshire companies are given the opportunity to apply for contracts.”

“I would urge our members in construction and engineering to log onto the portal to see if there are opportunities that would suit them straight away.

“We are also hoping to hold events with HS2 and several of their main contractors to help facilitate face-to-face discussions for our members.

“When opportunities such as this come along where we can help bring local businesses together with larger suppliers for the benefit of the individual companies, as well as the wider economy, that’s exactly what we will do.”

Visit www.gov.uk/government/publications/hs2-contract-opportunities to view the Chamber’s information on HS2 contract opportunities.