Busi­nesses can learn how to tap into City Deal’s bil­lion pound pack­age

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Small and medium-size busi­nesses (SMEs) in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang are be­ing en­cour­aged to find out for free how they might share in over a bil­lion pounds worth of in­vest­ment be­ing de­liv­ered through the City Deal.

An in­for­ma­tion event in Hamil­ton will be hosted by the Sup­plier De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme (SDP), sup­ported by North and South La­nark­shire Coun­cils.

The Glas­gow and Clyde Val­ley City Deal is an agree­ment be­tween the UK Gov­ern­ment, the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment and the coun­cils for North and South La­nark­shire, Glas­gow City, Ren­frew­shire and East Ren­frew­shire, East and West Dun­bar­ton­shire and In­ver­clyde.

It has proved con­tro­ver­sial lo­cally, with money from it be­ing used to build the Cathkin Re­lief Road.

Over the next 20 years a to­tal of 26 projects will be put out to con­tract un­der the um­brella of City Deal, gen­er­at­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for SMEs to ben­e­fit as sub­con­trac­tors de­liv­er­ing goods and ser­vices.

Through­out the morn­ing of Fri­day, Novem­ber 6, the City Deal sup­plier en­gage­ment event will fea­ture speak­ers from both La­nark­shire Coun­cils and SDP.

SDP man­ager Gil­lian Cameron said “We would par­tic­u­larly en­cour­age at­ten­dance from busi­nesses with a civil en­gi­neer­ing or con­struc­tion fo­cus, al­though any­one in­ter­ested in in­creas­ing their aware­ness of the City Deal projects, po­ten­tial op­por­tu­ni­ties and the train­ing and sup­port on of­fer to help SME con­trac­tors and sup­pli­ers get ten­der ready will ben­e­fit from at­tend­ing the event”.

Places are lim­ited so book­ing through the SDP web­site is es­sen­tial at www.sdp­scot­land.co.uk/events/ glas­gow-and-clyde-val­ley-city-deal­sup­plier-event-la­nark­shire.

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