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Working with Large Procurors

A key strength in the success of the Supply Chain Gateway is the role played by large procurers in Cumbria such as Innovia Films, BAE Systems, Pirelli, Booths, the Box Encapsulation Plant (BEP) project at Sellafield, and Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure.

We have developed modules to explain in simple terms what businesses need to do to become suppliers to these organisations, including short video presentations from each of the participating procurers. There are also lists of tender opportunities.

Rob Johnston

The Growth Hub also highlights and links people with other available support – such as through the Cumbria Manufacturing Service and Fit for Nuclear.

Rob Johnston, Chief Executive of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, says:

“When people in Cumbria talk about ‘supply chain’ they often think of the nuclear industry or BAE Systems, but the techniques and processes needed to get into their supply chains can be applied to open doors in other sectors.

Procurement isn’t all about price – it’s also about whether your business meets the criteria such as having the right systems, processes and accreditations. We can help businesses find out what those criteria are and then assist them to meet them”.

Essentially, what we’re doing through the Growth Hub is helping businesses to do more business with other businesses.Rob Johnston MBE FCIM, Chief Executive, Cumbria Chamber of Commerce