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Access the Buyer - Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering


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The Wilton Centre Redcar, Cleveland TS10 4RF

Are you a SME supplying companies in the field of advanced manufacturing, engineering or chemicals, currently exploring growth and development opportunities?  Take part in this free event to meet buyers from leading UK companies and understand more about what their buying needs are and how they make purchasing decisions.

Business in the Community, a business-led charity with over 850 members, including 75% of the FTSE 250, is inviting a selected number of SMEs to take part in an interactive event with buyers from large businesses.  Advanced manufacturing, engineering and chemicals are sectors identified as key to the growth of the Tees Valley.

Buyers attending include:

  • Chris Shoesmith, Procurement Director, Tata Steel,

  • Chris Hall, Purchasing Manager, Cummins

  • Greg Brown, Supply Chain Director, JDR Cables

The day will feature a combination of purchasing insight, interactive breakout sessions and networking.

This event will be relevant for any small businesses that are supplying companies in advanced manufacturing, engineering chemical sectors, including small engineering firms, software houses, marketing agencies and other support services.

Business in the Community will contact you once we have the completed registration form and confirm if you have a place at the event.

SMEs must be based and trading within the UK, but there is no requirement to be based in Teeside.  This event is targeted at CEO/Founder and Business Development Director level attendees.

Here’s what previous SME attendees said about Access the Buyer:

"It was incredibly useful – probably the most useful event I have attended. The benefits were that I was given clear no-nonsense advice, first hand from buyers. And an opportunity to question them on specific challenges a fast growing SME faces when trying to sell to large clients." - MyKindaCrowd

"It was great to be able to sit down with big businesses and ask questions openly about how they find suppliers and their procurement processes. A really unique opportunity to make contact in an informal setting" - Quadrant

"The Access the Buyer event for Property & Construction was one of the best I have attended in a long time. The speakers were all excellent, the structure of the event was brilliant and the general engagement of the people attending was first rate." - Streamwire

About Access the Buyer:

Business in the Community, supported by Santander, has developed Access the Buyer, a programme to help SMEs access large business supply opportunities. Access the Buyer comprises a nationwide series of sector specific events, bringing selected Buyers and SME suppliers together with the aim to do business and help SMEs grow and create jobs.