Construction businesses invited to Yorkshire Meet The Buyer event

YORhub is hosting a free networking event for subcontractors and suppliers to make new contacts with leading framework contractors that could lead to valuable new contract opportunities.

The networking event is being held at The Village Hotel Leeds South on Tuesday June 13, from 9.30am to 1pm.

Representatives from YORhub’s main building and civil engineering framework contractors will be attending, including some well-known firms from the local area.

YORhub’s frameworks deliver public sector projects across Yorkshire & Humber and neighbouring counties, such as new schools, business centres, flood alleviation schemes, housing developments and also the refurbishment of existing buildings.

In 2022, YORhub delivered projects ranging in value from below £150,000 to over £10 million. Recent schemes have included the construction of Newmarket House, a sustainable, modern, future-proofed operational base for Leeds City Council and its refuse and street cleaning service; Rotherham Canal flood barrier; and Hessle Foreshore Tidal Defence Scheme for East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The Meet The Buyer event is open to subcontractors and suppliers from a wide range of disciplines including but not limited to electrical trades, brickwork, flooring, roofing, joinery, landscaping. All construction subcontractors looking to work on public sector projects across the Yorkshire and Humber region are invited to attend.

YORhub’s Supply Chain Engagement Programme Manager, Rachael Grimes, said, “We’re looking forward to welcoming construction businesses from across the region to this year’s Meet The Buyer event. We had great feedback after last year’s event from suppliers who appreciated the opportunity to find out about upcoming opportunities, and from our main contractors who benefit from engaging with potential new suppliers.”

Attendees can drop in between 9.30am and 1pm to:

  • find out how to bid for subcontract opportunities from YORhub’s framework contractors
  • learn about YORhub’s supply chain engagement programme
  • meet key members of the YORhub team.

Entry to the event is free, but attendees need to register in advance. Any construction firms interested in attending can find out more and register here.