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The region is undergoing a period of significant inward investment, with many millions of pounds being spent on a number of important infrastructure projects, including the arrival of HS2, the Midland Metro expansion and the Midland Metropolitan Hospital to name just a few.

There will be thousands of business opportunities available within the HS2 supply chain alone, with significant contracts available across all sectors. Spread over a number of years, the work will require a wide range of capabilities and will be suitable for suppliers of all sizes.

The Black Country Growth Hub can help local businesses meet the requirements of Tier 1 contractors or directly through a wide variety of support programmes.

You can register with HS2 to receive supply chain email updates at SCC@hs2.org.uk and also visit the website to discover basic information about available HS2 business opportunities.

We recommend you register your business either as a supplier or a service provider on the opportunity gateway. It’s free to do so and will give you access to thousands of contract opportunities.

The Black Country Growth Hub can help you complete your registration and then develop your business capability to ensure you are in a position to compete for and win work.

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Supply Chain Sustainability School

An award winning resource library that comprises e-learning, films, tools and learning resources with best in class knowledge on sustainability, offsite construction and management techniques to help you lead and embed change.

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Future of British Manufacturing

A collaboration between leading UK industry organisations focused on increasing the competitive advantage of UK Design and Manufacturing companies by removing the barriers to true productivity and innovation.

Get instant access to the latest design and manufacturing technologies, student experts from the top UK Universities, links to key industry resources and the opportunity to network with your peers at events across the country.

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Supply Chain Advocates: connecting SMEs with the MOD

The MOD’s Supply Chain Advocates are being embedded across the Department with instructions to work on behalf of existing and new suppliers; provide impartial advice and guidance; understand local requirements and needs; and identify any positive or negative trends, escalating these appropriately.

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Procurement at DFID

Details of the Department for International Development's purchasing arrangements and information for those looking to become a supplier or contractor.

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HS2: business

Information for suppliers to help identify and prepare for HS2 business opportunities, including networking opportunities, contract opportunities and supply chain information.

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Midland Metro Alliance

Can you supply products and services to the biggest tram extension programme in the UK?

With a target of 80% local supply chain, ideally you will not only be local, but also innovative, market aware and agile, have a reputation for quality, be commercially focused, collaborative, have strong CSR ethics and strong management systems.

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Drive Midlands

Drive Midlands provides a central hub for businesses; coordinating local support services for the automotive sector and collaborating more closely with higher and further education to support skills development.

The aim will be to support the development of SMEs to safeguard the future of the automotive industry. To accelerate success, partners are being brought on board with sector expertise that support the Midlands automotive industry.

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CompeteFor

Following CompeteFor's successful use by the London 2012 Games authorities and their supply chains, the service continues to be used in the supply chain of major capital infrastructure projects, such as Crossrail.

CompeteFor is a free service that enables businesses to compete for contract opportunities linked to major public and private sector buying organisations.

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4Manufacturing

4Manufacturing is a revolutionary new approach, developed in partnership with the industry, to help manufacturers innovate.

It provides strategies for businesses to realise a more productive, prosperous future enabled by the integration of technologies and systems using digital data within both the business and the supply chain.

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Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a new Government-backed and industry supported scheme to guide businesses in protecting themselves against cyber attacks.

Get help to guard your business against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security.

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