East Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce is piloting a new approach to supply chain engagement between the large businesses and public sector and their SME membership. The area has a significant level of incoming investment through major projects such as City Deal and the Chamber aims to maximise this for the benefits of their members.
In a newly developed strategy for the next 3-5 years, East Renfrewshire Chamber will act as the conduit between the incoming contractors and house builders attracted by City Deal projects and the master development plans, and the local supply chain seeking to win business. The vision is to place the Chamber at the heart of supply chain requirements and to act as a hub for information on the local pipeline for tenders and contracts, when and who is winning them and which Approved Supplier Lists are available.
Active contractors with projects in the area such as CCG Scotland Construction and Manufacturing Group, Taylor Wimpey West Scotland and Miller Homes have already published information on their company, projects, approved supplier list and it’s process of application.
East Renfrewshire Council are supporting the Chamber and the supply chain members by publishing the pipeline of major projects, their tender dates and who has been awarded them and start dates, all of which will appear within Members area of the new Chamber website, which has been purpose built for this hub of information.
The hub was launched earlier this month to a sell-out audience with speakers from CCG and East Renfrewshire Council. Local success story Complete Cleaning Services employ over 450 staff nationally and talked about their experience of winning contracts and tenders and how the SMEs in the audience could apply this to their own endeavours.
East Renfrewshire Chamber will now build on this to proactively encourage all stakeholders to utilise its membership databases for quick quotes, projects updates, Approved Supplier lists and more on the hub at www.eastrenchamber.org.uk.