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13.05.14

HS2 seminar discusses local business opportunities

HS2 Ltd was in Manchester today speaking to local businesses about the thousands of opportunities to be created by the new north-south railway and from the HS2 supply chain. 

Following the first Supply Chain Conference, attended by over 600 companies last November, the seminar today is aimed at ensuring local companies prepare for the wide opportunities HS2 will bring, as well as capturing their thoughts and opinions on HS2 Ltd’s procurement plans. 

Businesses also had the opportunity to find out more about future opportunities and ask questions directly to HS2 Ltd's procurement team. 

Beth West, HS2 Ltd commercial director, said: “HS2 will bring huge benefits to Manchester in terms of creating jobs and redevelopment opportunities around the HS2 stations, making it an even more attractive place to work and do business. 

“It is vital that we understand and observe the market’s current thoughts and opinions before developing our final procurement strategy for phase 1 of the project, between London and the West Midlands.”

Sir Howard Bernstein, chief executive of Manchester City Council and deputy chair of the HS2 Growth Task Force, added that the scale of the construction work involved in the HS2 infrastructure project will mean a host of direct opportunities for local businesses. 

“It's great to be able to give a sense of these and help our firms understand how they can get HS2-ready,” he said. 

For those who could not attend the seminar, here’s how you can engage with HS2: 

To tell HS2 about your interest, and share your views on its planned approach to procurement, register at www.hs2.bravosolutions.co.uk and complete its Market Engagement Survey. Or, alternatively, visit the HS2 website at www.hs2.org.uk to access further information on the programme. 

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