Supply chain opportunities for small to medium sized businesses

01 November 2018

Businesses based in Kensington and Chelsea will now have an opportunity to tender for work from some of the multi-million pound developments underway throughout the borough.

A supply chain network is being launched to enable small and medium sized businesses in the construction and property maintenance sectors to pitch for work with some of Kensington and Chelsea’s major property developers, as well as with the Council and its contractors.

Property developers, such as Cadogan Estate which owns 93 acres of Chelsea, and has 50 projects from decoration works on the go at any one time as well as a £80m new build, is keen to support the initiative. The £100million Mace Lancer Square development on Kensington Church Street is also working with the scheme.

Others that are keen to support the supply chain pilot are Capco, developer of the 77-acre site comprising the former Earls Court Exhibition and Conference centre, and Skanska which has taken over a large site at the junction of Brompton Road and Sloane Street.

Businesses that want to hear more about the opportunities can come to the launch on 15 November at the Earls Court Project Room, Empress Place, Sw6 1TT , They can also register on the supply chain database by downloading a registration form from the website www.rbkcsupplychain.co.uk. The aim is to build up a portfolio of subcontractors and suppliers that can take on the opportunities being generated by major developers.

The scheme is being managed for the Council by MTW Consultants Ltd which as has experience of running similar schemes elsewhere and can ensure that local companies have the necessary advice and support to successfully bid for work.

Cllr Catherine Faulks, Kensington and Chelsea’s Lead Member for Skills and Enterprise, said: “At any time of the year there are lots of major development work going on in the borough. We’re keen to ensure that local businesses can pitch for some of this work and have the support needed to make contact with developers and win contract opportunities.

“Businesses can register their details at www.rbkcsupplychain.co.uk and access of the expert advice and support that MTW provides.”