Press release

HS2 Ltd launches regional Supply Chain Roadshows 2016

Dates announced for HS2 regional Supply Chain Roadshows 2016.

HS2 Supply Chain Event

HS2 Ltd, the company responsible for the design, engineering and construction of Britain’s new high speed rail network has today (12th April) announced dates and locations for its regional Supply Chain Roadshows 2016.

Starting in May, HS2 Ltd will visit 11 regions across Britain to meet businesses large and small, to explain the types of work packages that will be available and to advise firms on how to get in the best position to bid for billions of pounds worth of contracts with HS2.

Beth West, HS2 Ltd Commercial Director, said:

Building on the success of last year’s events, attended by around 250 companies, I am delighted to announce this year’s HS2 Supply Chain Roadshows, where we hope to speak to as many businesses as possible from all over Britain.

Building HS2 is a massive long-term project, one that offers a huge opportunity for British businesses to bid for billions of pounds worth of contracts.

To construct HS2 and bring it to life will require a vast range of skills and expertise.

Put simply, HS2 is an investment in our infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and drive regional regeneration.

The dates and locations for the 2016 roadshows have been confirmed as follows. Journalists are welcome to attend:

Liverpool - Merseyside Maritime Museum, Tuesday 10th May, 12 noon - 4pm.

Leicester - King Power Stadium, Wednesday 11th May, 8.30am - 1.30pm.

Milton Keynes - Doubletree by Hilton hotel, Thursday 12th May, 8.30am - 1.30pm.

Leeds - Carriageworks Theatre, Wednesday 18th May, 8.30am - 1.30pm.

Gateshead - Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, Thursday 19th May, 8.30am - 1.30pm.

North Wales, Ewloe - Village The Hotel Club St David’s Park, Tuesday 28th June, 12 noon - 4pm.

Bristol - Bristol Science Centre, Thursday 30th June, 8.30am - 1.30pm.

Cambridge - Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Tuesday 5th July, 8.30am - 1.30pm.

London - Venue tbc, Wednesday 6th July, 8.30am - 1.30pm.

Coventry - The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Thursday 7th July, 8.30am - 1.30pm.

Aberdeen - September (date and venue tbc).

More information on the roadshows and details of how to register can be found here:

Companies can obtain more information regarding HS2 Ltd’s procurement process via:

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Published 12 April 2016