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FSB partners with Lower Thames Crossing Supply Chain School to boost opportunities for Essex small businesses

In partnership with the Supply Chain School and Basildon Council, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) invited Essex small businesses to attend a workshop where they got the chance to find out how to upskill their business to tender for work on the Lower Thames Crossing project. 

The event, which took place at the famous New Holland in Basildon provided detailed information about the Lower Thames Crossing project and the wide range of opportunities it presents to local businesses. 

Businesses learned about the Supply Chain School, how to get involved and how it can benefit them and saw examples from other projects where the initiative has been used successfully.

The Lower Thames Project has partnered with the Supply Chain School to help ensure businesses are in the best position to bid for work on the project. By registering, SME’s will get the chance to take workshops focusing on areas that can help their business grow and complete modules on topics that will provide a firm basis for working on a major piece of infrastructure.

FSB Area Lead in Essex, David Barnes said: The Lower Thames Crossing project is aiming to use local businesses as much as possible in its supply chain, so we are delighted to have had such a good turnout at this important event. This is a unique opportunity for small and medium-sized enterprises in the area, and will keep project investment in the local economy. We encourage local businesses to register to get involved and make use of the wealth of opportunities available to them. 

To register your interest to work on the Lower Thames Crossing project click here