Jewson recently invited customers to an event offering advice on how to capitalise on construction opportunities, such as the 2012 London Games.
The regional event, which was held at the Leytonstone branch, was entitled ‘National Strength, Local Service’ and was launched to help customers based within East London gain a better understanding of the opportunities available to them via the Thames Gateway development.
With an audience of 50 people the keynote speech came from Lee Taylor, senior supply chain manager of the Olympic delivery authority (ODA). Lee discussed how customers could become involved in contract opportunities associated with the London 2012 Games.
It is expected that 7,000 direct contracts will be secured as well as a supply chain estimated to be worth over £6bn generated by the development associated with the 2012 Olympic Games.
Jewson sales and marketing director Tony Newman, focused on how suppliers and customers can work together to capitalise on business in London and described major projects that Jewson has been involved in, such as the Millennium Dome and the Emirates Stadium.
Sustainability and quality director Steve Millward covered site waste management plans, Chain of Custody certified timber and how Jewson can help its customers to raise the standard of sustainability in construction.
Leading suppliers including Hanson, Hepworth, Lignacite and Ibstock attended the event, as did Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), a Government managed programme which strives to help businesses and consumers be more efficient in their use of materials.
Jewson area director East London Ian Lincoln said: “As a builders merchant, we are in a unique position to act as a channel of information between manufacturers, industry bodies and customers – passing on vital information in order to generate potential business.”