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From Around The Hub September 2019

Friday 6th September

Opportunities in public sector procurement…….. Government and the wider public sector buy a huge range of goods and services. And is committed to spending one third of all it procures with SMEs by 2022.

It’s not just the big-ticket items such as building prisons or buying aircraft carriers. You will find opportunities ranging from gardening services through to specialist scientific equipment used in the nuclear industry. These business opportunities are advertised on Contracts Finder, the Government’s single online portal, where contracts valued above £10,000 in central government and above £25,000 in local government, the blue light services, and the NHS, are all listed. In addition, major government contractors are using Contracts Finder to advertise sub-contracts in their supply chains. 

It’s free to use, where you can register and search thousands of opportunities. Simply go to

Is your business looking for investment?.......FREE workshop especially for you……The Growth Hub, in partnership with Midven and Natwest, are launching a series of Investment Readiness workshops for businesses seeking investment. Entrepreneurs in Greater Birmingham and Solihull are invited to register for the this two-day workshop, where they will gain a better understanding of what investors are actually looking for, gain clarity on the whole process of raising investment and learn how to prepare your early-stage business to investors. For more information and to book your FREE place click here

Back to Skool…….You still have time to book your business onto our Back to Skool workshops in Staffordshire. This a great chance for your business to acquire new skills to help it grow. These are fully funded by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP and we have a few places left.  To see what is available and to book your FREE place(s) click here

Are you a high-growth business or Scale Up?......The Scale Up Institute wants to hear from you and  is inviting fast-growing companies to complete its 2019 Scale Up Survey. This is your chance to make your voice heard and to contribute to policy making. To take the survey which will only take a few moments of your time click here

FREE Brexit clinics…… The Greater Birmingham Chamber is hosting two FREE two Brexit clinics which will provide an opportunity to hear from and have discussions with experts in a variety of different aspects of Brexit: 
  • 30th September, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Tamworth Castle: click here
  • 14th October, 12:30pm-2:30pm, Aston Wood Golf Course (Sutton Coldfield): click here
FREE Manufacturing Productivity Workshop: Lean Awareness……. 
Book your places at the manufacturing lean awareness workshop to gain a good understanding of lean principles and how waste reduction will improve business performance and the customer experience Click here to find out more

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