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