Tender skills workshops for local businesses

A free Tender Writing Workshop for local Wandsworth and Lambeth based businesses is taking place as part of the next stage of the Supply Nine Elms on the South Bank programme.

Nine Elms Supply Chain

Published on
January 28, 2016


The next stage of the Supply Nine Elms on the South Bank programme gets underway next week with a free Tender Writing Workshop for local Wandsworth and Lambeth based businesses.

When: Tuesday 2nd February 10:00am – 13:00pm

Where: 336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA

Register online:

The workshop will help local businesses make the most of upcoming tender opportunities within Nine Elms on the South Bank, one of Europe’s largest development programmes.

Procurement expert Bill Marshall will lead the session, drawing on his extensive knowledge of purchasing and supply, acquired over an extensive career in the construction industry for the likes of Carillion, Balfour Beatty and Southern Water.

Delegates will learn how to write a high quality tender, what accreditations to have in place and where to look online for new contract opportunities.  They will explore the key criteria that procurement teams are looking for and how to decide which opportunities they should bid for.

The workshop is part of the Supply Nine Elms on the South Bank programme which links local businesses with major buyers involved in this vast regeneration project. The scheme is financed by Wandsworth and Lambeth Councils and is being delivered on their behalf by BE Group, a leading specialist in business support and supply chain development.

It is the only programme of its kind in this area and is the buyer-preferred method of sourcing local companies. Major buyers involved include Battersea Power Station Development Company, Barratt London, Ballymore and St James.

Cllr Jack Hopkins, Lambeth Cabinet Member for Jobs and Growth, said:  “Through Supply Nine Elms on the South Bank, local Lambeth businesses have access to a wealth of knowledge. If you haven’t already registered, this is a valuable opportunity to improve your tendering skills and meet major buyers from Vauxhall and Nine Elms.”

Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council said: “The last round of this programme benefited over two hundred local firms. Construction activity is now gathering pace and there are many more opportunities coming through the pipeline. Make sure your business takes full advantage.”

Businesses taking part in Supply Nine Elms on the South Bank are matched to forthcoming contract opportunities and given a package of FREE one-to-one support to help them develop the capabilities needed to win contracts.

For more information or to register visit or contact Melanie Davies at or 020 7697 1979.

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About Nine Elms on the South Bank:
Nine Elms on the South Bank is the £15 billion opportunity area between Lambeth Bridge and Chelsea Bridge, and is one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe. The area, which includes part of Wandsworth and Lambeth, is being transformed from one of the capital’s last remaining industrial districts into a world-class destination right in the heart of London.

Already home to Vauxhall and Battersea Power Station, the area will also be home to the new Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the new U.S. Embassy.

Throughout the area under-utilised industrial land is being transformed into new public squares, parks, schools, Tube stations, homes, and businesses. It is fast becoming a strikingly modern addition to London and a new centre for culture on London’s South Bank.

For more information see or follow @NineElmsTeam

About BE Group:
BE Group have over 20 years’ experience delivering projects of this kind and are specialists in delivering business information, events and commercial development programmes, with a particular pedigree in supply chain development, in London and the rest of the UK.

For more information see or follow @B_EGroup

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