THE procurement process used by many large organisations can often be a complicated system for small businesses to enter and understand, but at this year’s Solihull Showcase all will be uncovered.
Delivered by experts from the construction and hospitality industries, two forums will take place at the event, which will give small businesses a clearer insight into the complex world of procurement and hints on how to tap into the process.
Lee Graham and the team from Mansell Construction will be explaining to delegates how the company’s procurement process works and how it developed an industry-leading approach to specialist contractor supply chain management.
For those interested in discovering how procurement works within the hospitality industry, Stuart Dudley from Vision Hotel Services will be on hand to offer advice.
With more than 25 years experience working in Supply Chain Management in leisure, hospitality, retail and manufacturing industries, Stuart will provide an overview of his experiences and offer delegates top tips on what to and what not to do.
Jane Jackson, Director of Solihull Chamber of Commerce, said: “In response to the feedback we received from last year’s event, we have invited Lee and Stuart to the Showcase to provide delegates with an insight into the procurement process typically used in the construction and hospitality sectors.
“One of the main obstacles for small businesses is finding out how the procurement process works so we hope the forums will provide the answers and help businesses tackle this issue.”
The award-winning Solihull Showcase takes place at Solihull College’s Management Centre on Wednesday 23rd May from 10.15am to 4pm.
The event provides an opportunity for businesses to exhibit and promote their products and services whilst networking with other delegates and attending various workshops throughout the day.
These include: Access to Finance; Social Media; Business Website Optimisation; Effective Sales and Marketing on a Tight Budget; and Contract Matters: Changing the Buyer/Supplier Conversation.
In addition to this, during lunchtime guests will be treated to some light-hearted entertainment from Tim Rhys-Evans, Founder and Musical Director of Only Men Aloud, winners of the BBC’s Last Choir Standing.
For more information or to book your place on the workshops/procurement forums email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 781 7384.