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Get into Construction with Supply Chain North East

Tuesday, 09th July 2019 @ 08:30 - 12:00

Get into Construction with Supply Chain North East

Construction is one of the largest sectors in the UK and significantly underpins the UK economy. In 2017, it contributed £113 billion to the UK economy and employed 10% of the UK workforce.

The sector is not, however, without challenges, including skilled workforce shortages, low-profit margins and low uptake of innovation and digital solutions. Could you help support the sector in making the changes required for this sector to flourish?


Is construction a sector you currently work in or have considered as a potential way to grow your business? Join us and leading Sector experts to discover if there are opportunities for you to grow or diversify your business…

During the workshop, you will find out more about:

How Supply Chain North East can help you grow or diversify your business;

Changes in the construction sector – challenges and opportunities;

Procurement process in the sector.


08.00 Registration and networking

08.30 Introduction to Workshop and SCNE (Supply Chain North East)

08.45 Changes in the Sector – challenges and opportunities

09.45 Workshop

How well placed currently are attendees to respond to opportunities in Construction?

What further information is needed to determine if growth/diversification in the sector is an option?

10.15 Plenary discussion and next steps

10.30 Close


Please note that agenda and timings are subject to change

Further information and speaker details to follow


Supply Chain North East will see four key partners joining forces to work with over 800 businesses between 2018-2021 supporting businesses to identify opportunities in new and existing markets. An integral part of the North East Growth Hub, Supply Chain North East will be delivered across the region by RTC North, Generator, North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC). Supply Chain North East is receiving up to £3,148,514 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.


July 09th 2019

08:30 - 12:00

RTC North, Loftus House, Colima Avenue, Sunderland, SR5 3XB