Archives for May 2016

Supply Chain ‘Crucial to UK Railways’

The rail industry in the UK has never been busier, with large-scale projects across the country providing massive opportunities. And speakers at Made in the UK will outline how manufacturers can take advantage. Projects such as HS2 and the major improvements to the rail links across the north of the country continue to make headlines, which has led to the rail sector being under increased scrutiny. The industry’s supply chain in particular is set to benefit from these network projects. And the supply chain needs to take advantage of what’s on offer.

These opportunities will be the key focus of The Railway session at Made in the UK Conference in Liverpool on 17 June. The session will hear from a number of high-quality experts. Giles Thomas, rail systems director, HS2 will be one of them and he [said], “There is a huge opportunity for us to utilise technology to improve on the way we work in building the HS2 infrastructure. The innovation that the rail supply chain offers us will be crucial to making HS2 happen.”

For more information see the full article here.

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HS2 West Midlands Regional Supply Chain Roadshow

HS2 Ltd the company responsible for the design, engineering and construction of Britain’s new high speed railway has arranged a series of regional supply chain roadshows aiming to explain the types of work package that will be available and to advice firms on how to get in the best position to bid for the contracts. This is an important event for companies in the Black Country looking to bid for HS2 contracts so it could be worth the effort of attending.

HS2 Roadshow 1R

HS2 Ltd will host 11 roadshow events across the UK, meeting companies interested in exploring the thousands of supply chain opportunities created by HS2.

Through presentations, face-to-face time with HS2 experts and networking, participants will hear from, and meet with, the HS2 teams and industry partners responsible for Supply Chain, Health and Safety, Community Relations, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Skills, Employment and Education and Environment. At each event participants will discover the scale and timing of contracts and what their business needs to do to get ready to bid.

The West Midlands roadshow takes place at The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry on Thursday 7th July between8.30am and 1.30pm. For full details of the event including how to book can be found here.

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