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6 Sep 2018
Enabling Innovation and Mansfield & Ashfield 2020’s ‘SME & the Supply Chain’ conference

Event details

This SME & Supply Chain Conference is a unique chance to gain an insight into bidding, tendering, winning and fulfilling contracts within both public and private sector organisations.

The UK government has billions to spend with the private sector through public procurement contracts. In 2015/16 the government spent £5.6 billion directly with small businesses. When sub-contracts to small businesses from larger suppliers are also taken into account, the total spend rises to £12.2 billion.

Securing public and private sector contracts are a great way for small businesses to bring in a steady income stream that can really help your business to grow.

We will explore how smaller businesses can get in the supply chain, and create and develop positive and lasting relationships that work in the best interests of both customer and supplier.

All details can be found by clicking here.


9:15 – Registration and Networking

9:30 – Welcome and Introduction

9:40 – Tendering for work in the Public Sector: The Buyer’s Perspective

10:30 – Understanding the buyer’s DNA

11:30 – BREAK

11:45 – Office of the Small Business Commissioner

12:45 – LUNCH

13:15 – Supplying to the Public Sector: A Business Owners Perspective

13:30 – Supplying to the Private Sector: A Business Owners Perspective

13.50 – Winning Business Workshop: How to tender and win business

16:00 – Event close

Speakers will be confirmed shorty.

Booking information

Please book by clicking here.

This is being run in collaboration with Mansfield & Ashfield 2020 and Enabling Innovation at NTU.

This event is free to attend, but attendees must register in advance. In order to attend this event you must be eligible for support from the Enabling Innovation Programme, which supports SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Enabling Innovation is a three-year collaboration between Nottingham Trent University, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Derby to support SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to innovate. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

To find out more about this event, and others planned. Please contact the Enabling Innovation team:

Helen Whitehall
+44 115 84 88904

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