Working with HS2 – Birmingham Event

Business Growth Programme – HS2 Supply Chain Development Programme

It is estimated that 60% of HS2 procurement opportunities will be available to Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs). The HS2 team wants local business to supply both the development and operational phases of the programme.

HS2 will require services for

  • capital construction – design, construction (including civils, engineering products, electronics, materials and power supply) and a range of materials
  • new rolling stock and track
  • the operation and maintenance of the new railway and its trains, including services such as station maintenance, lighting, catering, health and safety, waste management, fire prevention, IT & comms, security and business services – all the things that keep people working during construction and operation.


Also hear about available grants and business support available for business growth. Grants can help to pay for machinery, marketing support, accreditation, business systems improvements – all the things that could help you win part of the £56 bn HS2 investment.

Speakers include

Kate Allen, HS2 Supply Chain Manager

Rob Slater, HS2 Supply Chain Analyst

Suresh Patel, Project Manager, HS2 Supply Chain Programme

Matt Fletcher, Tamworth Borough Council

Matthew Jenkins, Business Growth Enabler, RBS

Case studies from businesses already involved

Who Should Attend: business including architects, builders, building services companies, manufacturers, engineering and energy companies, FM suppliers, caterers, accountants, security and service business, business intermediaries and support agencies

Date: 26 October 2017

Venue: RBS, West Midlands Corporate Banking Centre

5th Floor, 2 St Phillips Place


West Midlands

B3 2RB