Amey promotes working with local suppliers across Suffolk
19 Jun 2012
Over sixty local highways maintenance suppliers attended a supplier networking day at Ipswich Town Football Club hosted by Amey.
To support the local economy, the event promoted positive working with and between Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), through numerous networking opportunities during the day. Sessions focussed on opportunities working with Amey across the county, delivering greater value for customers and developing relationships and innovations with the supply chain that benefit customers.
John Cully, Procurement Director at Amey, said: “Hosting supplier networking days provides Amey with the opportunity to meet local suppliers and support local economies. At Amey we aim to work with suppliers who will embrace our values and who can sustainably provide excellent service, safely and consistently across all areas of Amey. In 2011, 58% of our suppliers were Small and Medium Enterprises, forming a vital part of our service delivery.”
The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce held a session providing advice and information on how the Chamber supports local businesses and encourages their growth across the county.
John Dugmore, Chief Executive of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, said: “SMEs play a vital role in supporting our local economy inSuffolk. The Amey supplier day has been a fantastic opportunity to bring local businesses together to network and build relationships between each other. We believe theSuffolkpound should remain inSuffolkto bring further growth to the County; events like this encourage this to happen.”
Amey demonstrated their online supplier portal and encouraged suppliers to register their interest to work with Amey on current and upcoming work. Any interested suppliers can access the portal at http://suppliers.amey.co.uk.
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