Buyers team up with local business friends from the North

27 June 2011

27 June 2011 | Adam Leach

Purchasers from AMEC and EDF Energy are holding a ‘meet the buyer’ event in Sunderland this week to try to increase their spend with local suppliers.

Procurement Exchange is an annual networking event that has been running for the past three years and is open to members of business support group NOF Energy.

Around 40 suppliers from Yorkshire and Scotland are expected to attend the event at Sunderland football stadium on Thursday in the hope of winning contracts in the oil and energy sector. Suppliers will have five opportunities to pitch to purchasers from major companies in the energy sector.

A spokesman for NOF said that previous events have generated £140 million in new business for its members, with deals ranging from the supply of engineering components to painting contracts.

Business development director for NOF Joanne Leng said: “The Procurement Exchange is an unparalleled opportunity for both purchasers and suppliers, providing them with the best possible meetings for their businesses. Having a guaranteed face-to-face meeting with a potential customer can make a real difference to a business looking to grow its presence in the energy sectors.”

 

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