supply chain opportunities

supply chains explained

Very few businesses can operate without buying-in certain services, products or skills from other businesses.

This creates opportunities for potential suppliers. And in turn, these suppliers might need to buy-in or sub-contract certain things. And so a supply chain is created.

The bigger the business or project, the more likely the need to source suppliers across a range of fields. There are loads of supply chain opportunities in North Wales right now, so it's worth keeping your eyes and ears open.

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supply chain events

workshops - wylfa newydd business readiness programme

Various dates and venues across North Wales.

If your business supplies precision-engineering services, equipment-manufacturing, or fabrication and maintenance services, you might want to check out these workshops.

They’re aimed at helping North Wales businesses prepare for the opportunities the proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station is expected to create.

You’ll learn about manufacturing in a nuclear context, the quality standards and competencies expected by the industry, and how to tender and compete effectively for contracts in the nuclear sector.

For more info, contact Cheryl Whitaker at Welsh Government on 03000 625418 or 07769 883238.

how to tender: winning public sector contracts

Various dates and venues across Wales.

A seminar for small and medium sized businesses, that explains the process of bidding for public sector contracts from start to finish.

This includes things like where to find contract opportunities, what information you have to provide, and how to write effective tender and PQQ submissions.

The workshop provides an introduction to the world of tendering, and gives an overview of the obstacles and practicalities of tendering in the public sector.

Cost: £90

uk space industry - exploring opportunities in the supply chain

Thursday 9th March 2017 at OpTIC Technology Centre, St Asaph, North Wales, LL17 0JD

Conference and Exhibition from 9.30am to 1.30pm - Space Forum Meeting from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

This conference and exhibition will explore the supply chain and potential opportunities for your product or service in the space industry.

We will also explore how your company may benefit from space applications, data and services. It will offer an opportunity to hear from industry and organisation leaders, network with like-minded people and exhibit your products or services.

Our goal is to increase the number of suppliers to UK companies by highlighting opportunities available to companies large, small and start-up.

To exhibit or for further information please contact Debbie Davies by email: or phone: 01745 535208.

key projects

Big development projects usually create big opportunities for local businesses. So it’s worth being in the know.

There’s at least seven major projects underway or being planned in North Wales right now – including a nuclear power station, a prison, an eco park and a tidal lagoon.

And the fact is, you need a lot of skills, products and services to build and operate big facilities like these.

Some of these things are usually outsourced – and if you’re in the right kind of industry, you might be able to bid for that work and win a valuable contract.



Another great way to find opportunities is to search on the Sell2Wales website. It's managed by Welsh Government and used mostly by the public sector to advertise contracts.

Local councils, colleges, the NHS, environmental agencies, emergency services and other public organisations use the site to source suppliers of different products, services or skills - anything from ICT support to waste management or buildings maintenance.

Watch the videos below, or visit the site for more info.



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