An online initiative launched three years ago offering contracts to local firms has helped businesses win more than £70 million worth of deals.
The Build Surrey website was created as part of the authority’s efforts to promote economic growth and ensure more than 50% of its spending on goods and services goes to local businesses.
More than 1,100 firms have now registered on the website, which enables companies large and small to pitch for construction and repair work that the county council, its main contractors and other public sector organisations need doing.
Surrey’s deputy leader Peter Martin said: “Local businesses are the lifeblood of every community and if they prosper, we all do.
“In the three years since its launch the site has gone from strength to strength and has clearly helped businesses and our economy to thrive.
“I have no doubt that this success, which underlines our determination to help firms create jobs and promote growth, will continue.”
The next Build Surrey networking event is at Kempton Park Racecourse on Wednesday 11 May from 3pm to 6.30pm. If you are interested in meeting Surrey County Council and other construction-related organisations there’s a booking form on the Build Surrey website where you can also find information on how to exhibit.
Confirmed exhibitors to date include organisations such as Ashford & St Peter’s NHS Trust, Aecom, Jacobs, Osborne, Willmot Dixon Construction, E W Beard Ltd, Walker Construction (UK)Ltd, Kier, Bilfinger Europa Facility Management Ltd, Bauder Ltd and CoTrain.