SMEs and microbusinesses have been urged to “exploit and explore” their privileged position in the Swimming with the Big Fish community.
“You are part of a community,” Dominic Doig, Managing Director at Solomons Europe told the audience at the Quarterly Connect 3 meeting held on Thursday, March 30.
“Please see yourself as that and play an active part in it. Collectively, we need to ‘exploit and
explore’ and use this community as a foundation to strengthen and diversify, into new markets and new regions.”
Representatives from 27 SMEs and microbusinesses gathered at the Papcastle Depot offices, Cockermouth, to hear updates from PPP and the Matchmaker Service, which announced that the first of many SME frameworks is about to be awarded.
The focus of the meeting was firmly fixed on opportunities to work with Sir Robert McAlpine on KDP8 Concrete Structures, Groundworks and Blockwork, and Seddon Construction on KDP9 Building Fit-out. Decision makers from both companies delivered presentations before holding 1-2-1 sessions with SME and microbusiness to get a greater understanding of their capabilities, capacity and passion for delivering social impact in the Cumbria region.
A special newsletter capturing what happened at Quarterly Connect 3 along with the presentation slides delivered at the meeting and the attendee list can be downloaded by clicking on the tab below.
Watch this space for details of Quarterly Connect 4, which will take place in May/June and focus on the first PPP work packages to be awarded, KDP3 (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)), KDP4 (Electrical and Instrumentation) and KDP5 (Mechanical Pipework).