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Getting Connected in Newcastle-Under-Lyme


Morgan Sindall recently hosted a Getting Connected event in partnership with Newcastle-Under-Lyme Council to strengthen its supply chain for upcoming work in the area.

We are actively growing our supply chain in this region due to recent project wins such as our Multi-Storey Car Park for Newcastle-Under-Lyme Council procured via the Pagabo framework.

NuL Council also shared details of other upcoming work in the area, demonstrating the wider pipeline of construction opportunities soon to be available.

Getting Connected, hosted at Newcastle College, has helped us to forge connections with subcontractors, suppliers, social enterprises and jobseekers local to NuL and Staffordshire. With expert advice on hand on how to become an approved supplier with Morgan Sindall and its partners, it has ensured that the local community are firmly at the heart of our procurement strategy for our upcoming construction project.

Support from our Partners

A highlight of the event was the enthusiastic participation of many of Morgan Sindall's existing supply chain partners, who demonstrated their commitment to the local economy by prioritising local spend and labour through their own procurement.

The occasion also witnessed immense support from partners such as Local Supply Chain (LSC) and Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce whom offered valuable insights into business growth strategies and preparation for upcoming opportunities in the region.

Collaborators such as Job Centre Plus, Step On, Acorn Training, National Career Service, and Newcastle College lent their expertise in training, upskilling, and recruitment, generating a positive synergy between local job seekers and enterprises keen to capitalise on the forthcoming pipeline of work.

Positive Outcomes

Some key successes of the event so far include:

  • An impressive turnout of 140 attendees, comprising subcontractors, suppliers, social enterprises, and jobseekers from the region.
  • A strong showing of 22 exhibitors, supporting the Morgan Sindall team's efforts.
  • Notably, 30% of attendees have already been invited to tender for Morgan Sindall's upcoming Multi-Storey Car Park project, highlighting the event's immediate impact.
  • An encouraging outcome of 15 new registrations to the Local Supply Chain, signifying the event's effectiveness in creating local opportunities.

Neil Carson, Supply Chain Manager at Morgan Sindall Construction, expressed his appreciation for the event's success, stating,

We are committed to creating local opportunities and supporting economic growth in the area, and our Getting Connected event marks a significant step on this journey. We have forged invaluable connections with the thriving local business community, offering guidance to support their inclusion in our supply chain database. The venue was fantastic, and I'm grateful to Newcastle College for all their support in arranging and hosting the event. I would like to offer my sincere thanks to everybody who took the time out of their day to exhibit, and to all of our attendees for making the event such a success - we hope to see some of you on our sites soon!"

Stefan Brzozowski, Project Manager for Newcastle-Under-Lyme Council also commended Morgan Sindall's commitment to the local economy.

We’ve worked with Morgan Sindall over the last 18 months developing the multi-storey car park - one of our key upcoming projects in the town centre. A key driver in selecting our main contractor for this project was ensuring that the project's economic benefits remain within the local area. Through activities such as Getting Connected, Morgan Sindall have demonstrated their commitment to engaging local businesses and the community. We look forward to working through the construction stage with them to bring the car park project to life."