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Kier smallerhub South West is committed to positively engaging with the locally based supply chain, with a view to helping them improve their chances of gaining hub contracts. By doing this, it is anticipated that more of the circa £500m construction spend over the next 5 years will result in contracts for local companies and jobs for local people.

Our workshops and events are open to all members and aspiring members of hub South West’s Territory Supplier Network and are designed to build skills and create meaningful networking opportunities (with hub SW, Tier 1 contractors, presenters and other delegates) for those attending.

If you would like to attend, please complete the simple booking form and we will get back to you.

hub South West Business Update and Building for Growth Programme Spring 2018 - Information Day

From February 13, 2018 11:00 until February 13, 2018 13:00
Categories: Dumfries and Galloway
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Building for Growth – Information Day being held in the Henry Duncan Building of Dumfries and Galloway College

Hub South West runs a development programme aimed at ambitious companies in construction and related sectors which are based in Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. It runs over 8 half-day sessions (10-2) over a period of 12 weeks.

It is open to any business looking to grow in a sustainable manner by building the skills and internal capacity to take on increasing volumes of business. A golden rule of the programme is ‘no competitors’, leaving you free to discuss any business issues, challenges and opportunities in a safe and supportive environment with a like-minded group of business people. 

Programme 8 will start on Thursday the 22nd March 2018. Companies participating in the programme will get the following benefits:     

  1. The opportunity to learn from experts in their fields.
  2. Real progress through action planning and ongoing support to build capability and expertise in key business development areas such as people management, IT, tendering and marketing.
  3. Ability to build relationships with hub’s Tier 1 Contractors who meet delegates and pass on their expertise as various stages in the programme.
  4. Last but not least by any means, the opportunity to meet like-minded business people and form lasting bonds and informal support networks.

We are looking for up 8-10 companies to take part in the programme, with up to 2 delegates from each company. We will be running from March 2017 and seek interested delegates / companies to participate. We will be covering the key areas where you need to have the capacity and credibility to enable you to grow your business.

Programme Outline

Pre-Programme support:  A Business Health Check to identify and clarify your business objectives, and what you need to put in place to help you to get there

Learning sessions:  (total of 28 hours of workshop sessions):      

22/03/18            Setting the Scene, Leadership and Management, You as a Leader

29/03/18            Building for Growth, Strategic Growth

12/04/18            Your Business, Business Analysis

19/04/18            Your Customers, Branding, Marketing, Sales

26/04/18            Digital Marketing

10/05/18            A Good Corporate Citizen,

17/05/18            Smart Tendering

31/0518             Pitching for Business

07/06/18            Awards Event

The programme is open to businesses located within Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Dumfries and Galloway and is FREE to attend, albeit a regular commitment of time is required to take full advantage of the programme.

Come along and find out about the programme, meet past delegates, programme facilitators and hub's Tier 1 Contractors.