Following on from the tremendous success of our first Pitch & Procure event in April we are pleased to announce the next date in this series.
Promoting and facilitating local procurement is key strategic priority of the Chamber. We know that many local large organisations, such as Babcock, local authorities and the NHS are working actively to increase their spend locally. However, a combination of businesses being put off by the procurement process and major procurers being unaware of some of the products and services that local businesses can provide is preventing building resilient local supply chains.
This unique event will bring enterprising local businesses together with several major procuring organisations giving businesses a chance to showcase their products and services to these prime procurers. It will open up opportunities to engage directly with them, encourage them into dialogue or advise on how to enter the tendering and procurement process.
The format will be short, sharp and interactive.
A panel of six major procurers will be in the front row of an audience that hears a series of short sharp pitches from several businesses in quick succession, followed by a brief Q&A.
Our panel will again include the very senior procurement leaders from the following organisations :