Taking advantage of housing opportunities in the Black Country

By Simon Penfold | Business | Published:

Local businesses are being invited to check out opportunities for work in the housing market at an event in the Black Country next week.

A meet-the-buyer event takes place at Molineux on May 23 for companies looking for opportunities in the housebuilding industry

Under the banner of FinditintheBlackCountry, the 'meet the buyer' event takes place at Molineux Stadium on Thursday, May 25.

Local businesses are invited to go along and meet key buyers from local and regional housing companies to talk about the opportunities and developments due to take shape across the Black Country.

Running from 7am until 10am, the sessions can be booked a one-to-one basis, providing local businesses with the opportunity to discuss forthcoming supply chain tenders with companies including Sanctuary Group, West Midlands Combined Authority, Galliford Try Partnerships, Walsall Housing Group , Oakleaf Commercial Services and West Midlands Academic Health Science Network.

In addition Simon Wingate, operations director from Bouygues, will be providing an overview about its procurement process and the opportunities its latest project is set to generate, as it has recently been named as the chosen developer to build 150 high quality homes on three derelict sites in Wolverhampton.

A number of other speakers have also been confirmed, including Terraquest, Kier Living and the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (BCLEP) talking about current and future development opportunities throughout the region.

Paul Long, director at FinditintheBlackCountry, said: “With the Government unveiling new plans to tackle the UK’s widespread housing shortage over the coming weeks and months, which is sure to transform the housebuilding industry, we felt this was an important topic to cover.

“With so many opportunities and exciting developments taking shape across the region, times are changing, so now is the time to take advantage of local supply chain opportunities. By meeting these key buyers and developing long lasting relationships, it will ultimately help keep this valuable investment within the local economy which can only be a benefit to the Black Country as a whole.”

For anyone wanting to pre-book a one-to-one session with buyers please email Appointments last for ten minutes and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. To book aplace at the ‘Meet the Buyer’ breakfast event from FinditintheBlackCountry, go to The event is priced at £10 per person.

Simon Penfold

By Simon Penfold
Business Editor - @SPenfold_star

Business Editor based at the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton, looking for stories big & small.


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