Leading social housing maintenance provider Wates Living Space is widening its search for supply chain partners to Northern Ireland.
Wates is inviting sub-contractors from across Northern Ireland to attend its Meet The Buyer event in Belfast on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The event is open to small and medium sized businesses across a wide range of trades, including scaffolding, pitched roofing, felt roofing, gas, heating and plumbing, external doors, UPVC windows, asbestos removal, electrical, plastering, painting and decorating, soft flooring, ceramic tiling and multi-trade kitchen and bathroom refurbishment.
As part of the Wates Group’s pledge to spend over £20m with social enterprises (SEs) by 2020, Wates Living Space is also encouraging SEs that are interested in working with them to register for the event.
David Morgan, Managing Director, Wates Living Space said, “Wates Living Space provides planned and responsive maintenance services to over 500,000 homes in the UK each year. We have become one of the UK’s leading providers because of our continued commitment to improving the customer experience.
“Our vision is ultimately to engage a supply chain that will offer our clients the very best service, however by mobilising local businesses we will also ensure that our work in the region brings extensive opportunities for local employment and training.
“With our extensive presence in England and Wales already established and our dedication to improving communities, we are confident that along with the right local businesses and social enterprises as supply chain partners, we can make a real positive socioeconomic impact in Northern Ireland.”
To find out more about the event and to register to attend, sub-contractors and social enterprises are advised to visit: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/3CHP6