Meet the buyer event success
The interest of local Flintshire businesses in the Council’s Strategic Housing and Regeneration Programme (SHARP) was clear at a recent Meet the Buyer event.
In partnership with Flintshire County Council, the developers, Wates Residential North, welcomed local businesses to their offices in Mold to find out how they can get involved in working on the new council and affordable homes being built across the county.
Over 20 different local businesses attended many of which will be considered for contracts at the different sites. Wates Residential North are keen to employ local businesses and people to generate the local economy and provide skills and experience to the local workforce.
The invitation was extended to all areas of construction including groundworks, bricklayers, roofers, M&E (PLU AND ELEC), plasterers, joiners, painters, landscapers and fencers. The council’s business development team also attend the event, which was run in partnership with Flintshire in Business.
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Bernie Attridge, said:
“The successful partnership between the Council and Wates has already seen many local businesses benefit from working with us. The next phase of SHARP opens the door to other local businesses, no matter what size, to take advantage of this opportunity.
“We are keen to continue to generate employment opportunities through the use of local businesses. I would encourage small businesses in the construction industry to attend this event to find out more and see how they can get involved.”
Wates and Flintshire County Council engaging with local businesses at the event