Companies come together to meet key players

THURROCK Council, in partnership with Essex Chambers of Commerce and Bizphit, brought together 15 major companies and public sector bodies from across south Essex to give more than 75 businesses the opportunity to promote themselves to key players in the Thurrock economy.

Throughout the day businesses had the opportunity to speak directly with senior buyers with the aim of gaining new contracts. In addition they networked with other companies and learned about the initiatives run by Thurrock Council to support local enterprises, including the TIGER zero per-cent loan fund, the Low Carbon Business programme and the BusinessNet directory.

Chief Executive of Essex Chambers, Denise Rossiter, said “I am delighted that this year’s Meet the Buyers was such a resounding success with positive feedback from many of those who took part. This was the second such event we have organised with Thurrock Council and I am pleased that they are looking to continuing to work with us to bring together large and small businesses for the benefit of both”

Thurrock Council, Bizphit and the Essex Chambers of Commerce teamed up to run the Thurrock Meet the Buyers event on Thursday (12 September) at Orsett Hall.

Morning and afternoon presentation sessions were held for the 74 businesses waiting for their appointments with the major organisations and both sessions provided information about Thurrock Council initiatives available to support local businesses.

These included the TIGER zero per cent loan fund, the Low Carbon Business programme and the BusinessNet directory. There were also networking opportunities.

The businesses offering buying opportunities were: Ashe Construction; AMEC; Carillion; Consortia Group; GR Carr; Lakehouse; Fiat Industrial; MITIE; Morgan Sindall; National Express; Port of Tilbury; South Essex College; Thurrock Council; and Wates Construction.

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