An online initiative launched three years ago offering contracts to local firms has helped businesses win more than £70 million worth of deals
Since Build Surrey was created as part of the authority’s efforts to promote economic growth and ensure more than 60% of its spending on goods and services goes to local businesses.
More than 1,100 firms have now registered on the website, which enables companies large and small to pitch for construction and repair work that the county council, its main contractors and other public sector organisations need doing.
Surrey’s deputy leader Peter Martin said: “Local businesses are the lifeblood of every community and if they prosper, we all do.
“In the three years since its launch the site has gone from strength to strength and has clearly helped businesses and our economy to thrive.
“I have no doubt that this success, which underlines our determination to help firms create jobs and promote growth, will continue.”
Businesses wanting to know more about Build Surrey can attend a free networking session at Kempton Park Racecourse on Wednesday 11 May between 3pm and 6.30pm. A booking form can be found online.
A number of organisations that are already registered on the site will be exhibiting at the event, including AECOM, Beard Construction, Jacobs, Willmot Dixon, TrAC, CEI Electricals and Walker Construction.