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Local businesses are being supported in achieving their wider sustainable goals through another Meet the Buyer opportunity.

Stevenage Borough Council working alongside biz4Biz and Sustainable X is offering local businesses the opportunity to register for another Meet the Buyer event at Knebworth Barns, Knebworth, from 9am to 1pm on 25 June 2024.

The event provides the opportunity for buyers and would-be suppliers to engage and forge long term relationships as part of an ongoing fully funded Sustainability Business Support Programme.

Following on from the previous Meet the Buyer event held in September 2023, it aims to accelerate supply chain development opportunities for all businesses attending from a wide range of sectors.

The event will provide first-hand knowledge from buyers of forthcoming tender opportunities, their requirements, and potential timelines. Attendees will also receive valuable insights into specialised support programmes and initiatives to maximise value.

The council will also help businesses learn how to be more competitive by improving their brand and making them more appealing. Additionally, it will support strategies to reduce waste, increase efficiency, and save money in their operations.

There is also the opportunity to find out more about retrofitting residential properties, for local businesses and trades people to access and secure new contracts to support wider growth and ensure homes across the county become greener. This includes access to specialised initiatives and ongoing support to future-proof businesses and access a vast pipeline of opportunities.

It is important that local businesses benefit from the wider development and contract opportunities that will continue to transform Stevenage over a 20-year period and beyond. This includes the wider opportunities available through retrofitting.

Adrian Hawkins OBE, Chair of the Stevenage Development Board and of biz4Biz said, “It’s events like these that help to stimulate the local economy by encouraging local connections and providing local opportunities for local businesses. Entrepreneurs will greatly value the opportunity to meet such important buyers and demonstrate their product ranges and services and we look forward to meeting them all on June 25”

The Meet the Buyer event is there to support all local businesses of all sizes and provides a good opportunity to meet decision makers and access unique opportunities.

The Stevenage Meet the Buyer event will be held at Knebworth Barns, Stevenage from 9am to 1pm on 25 June 2024. Local businesses can register for free.

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Rondi Allan, Director at Sustainable X: “Sustainable X are delighted to work with Stevenage Borough Council on their sustainability initiatives. Meet the Buyer events offer invaluable opportunities for local businesses to engage with each other and encourage local supply chain relationships. Working locally has significant sustainability impacts including employing local talent, growing the economy as well as reducing transport emissions. We look forward to meeting businesses of all sizes at this event and enhancing the local connections.”