The event offers businesses the opportunity to meet top companies, hear about forthcoming contracts and get tender information direct from the ‘horse’s mouth’ at Wolverhampton Racecourse.
Exhibitors include FinditintheBlackCountry, Blakemore's, Apetito, Banner, CIC, CITB, Evans Halshaw, Exponential-e, Faithful & Gould, Galliford Try, Hobson Health, ISG, Lion FPG, Marston's, Midland Metro Alliance, PHS, Speller Metcalfe, Wates, Willmott Dixon, plus public sector buyers from City of Wolverhampton Council and University of Wolverhampton.
Meet the Buyer is just one of a number of free events for businesses taking place in Wolverhampton’s annual business programme, which runs from Wednesday 18 September to Wednesday 2 October.
Phil Crowther, Operations Director at Willmott Dixon Interiors, the event sponsors, said: “Willmott Dixon are proud to be sponsoring Meet the Buyer, part of the City’s Business Programme. It has attracted a number of top companies to showcase their future tenders, giving businesses who attend the chance to find out about contracts by talking directly to company representatives themselves.
“I am very impressed by the city’s ambition, led by the council. It has a winning formula working with partners to support business growth and secure investment. Willmott Dixon wants to be associated with successful places and is happy to be playing its part.”
Businesses who are interested in finding out about construction opportunities can visit the construction zone hosted by CITB – the construction industry training board.
Sarah Fenton, Midlands & North Partnerships Director at CITB, said: “CITB is pleased to be the construction zone sponsor. The zone will showcase construction as a career for everyone, with a variety of roles and opportunities. We are also pleased to be joined by the local Construction Skills Fund Hub, designed to provide flexible, site-based training to hundreds of people across the West Midlands.”
Attendees can also receive free tickets to the autumn evening of racing which follows the event, thanks to Wolverhampton Racecourse.