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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Lanarkshire's 5billion construction opportunities

Lanarkshire companies and workers involved in the construction trades are being offered a better chance to secure work on some of the most prestigious developments in the area.

The Construction Lanarkshire initiative, launched earlier this year by Deputy First Minister Nicol Stephen, is hosting an open event on Friday 24th November in Rutherglen Town Hall

The 'Tender for Trade' event will enable local companies and sole traders to gather information on maximising their chances of benefiting from contract opportunities related to some highly valuable public sector projects, such as Ravenscraig and the Clyde Gateway. Those involved in all sectors of the construction industry from design services to groundworks, materials supply to maintenance activities and everything in between are welcome to attend.

Organised by Construction Lanarkshire, a partnership between Scottish Enterprise and North and South Lanarkshire Councils, the event is geared towards ensuring local companies and local people get their fair share of the opportunities from major public sector-funded construction projects in the coming years.

It's estimated that construction projects will bring opportunities worth around 5 billion to Lanarkshire in the next 20 years.

Scottish Enterprise Lanarkshire Chief Executive Liz Connolly, said: "Opportunities in construction are growing across the country and Lanarkshire has some very high profile building projects on the horizon, projects which will have a significant impact on our landscape.

"By investing in training people for the jobs available and supporting companies in their efforts to win contracts on these projects, more of the benefit will be felt locally. The Construction Lanarkshire initiative is also about improving Lanarkshire's share of the work in order to strengthen our contribution to the wider regional and national economy.

"I am confident this 'Tender to Trade' event will be a highly effective support route for scores of local companies and contractors to secure work for the future."

Exhibitors at the event include high profile organisations such as Bovis Lend Lease, Scottish Building, eProcurement Scotland, Ravenscraig Ltd and Clyde Gateway.

Tender for Trade takes place on Friday 24th November from 9.30am to 4pm, at Rutherglen Town Hall. For further information please call Murray Bainbridge at Scottish Enterprise Lanarkshire on 01698 742188.