WM Growth Hubs announce Birmingham 2022 CWG ‘meet the buyer’ event

Find It in Birmingham has just announced that on Thursday 3rd February 2022, from 09:00am-10:00am, the West Midlands Growth Hubs will be hosting a FREE online Meet the Buyer event to enable four of the companies contracted to help deliver the Commonwealth Games 2022 to present further opportunities for local suppliers and SMEs.

That the Games has a Social Values Charter and in Birmingham is focusing on improving health, wellbeing and community cohesion as part of the legacy of the Games has been widely promoted. The city is also benefitting from a range of community grants as part of Birmingham City Council’s £6m Commonwealth Games Community Fund. (The latest round of Stronger Communities grants has just closed and grant applications are currently being assessed.)

What there seems to have been much less information about, however, is how contractors for the Games plan to use social value legislation in their supply-chain procurement to help ensure that this spend creates additional social, economic and environmental value.

Perhaps this event is an opportunity to clarify this?

More information and booking link HERE.

Please note: this event is for businesses located in the West Midlands Growth Hub areas of Coventry & Warwickshire; Greater Birmingham & Solihull; Black Country; Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire; Worcestershire; and The Marches.

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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