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Textbook Tendering Launch Event: Stockport

Date: 12th May 2017
Location: Stockport Business & Innovation Centre,Broadstone Mill, Stockport, SK5 7DL
Time: 8:00am - 10:30am
Theme: Business Strategy

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Textbook Tendering – An introduction on how to access & tender successfully for contracts in the public and private sector

Local authorities and businesses across the North West currently spend £6.5 billion a year on goods and services.

Many of these local authorities actively want to work with local suppliers and are keen to encourage them to bid for contracts – which could provide a steady income and financial stability for qualifying businesses.

The bottom line is that there are huge opportunities for new business out there. That’s why we’ve developed ‘Textbook Tendering’ just for you. This introductory session will offer some useful insights into the tendering process including social value, the bid process and consortium creation and will outline the training that will be available*.

So join us, The Federation of Small Businesses and Stockport Council for the introduction of Textbook Tendering where you will be able to get more information about the training and other support we have planned and register your expression of Interest for this highly useful programme.

For more information about this event call 0161 359 3050 or email

Eligible businesses who attend the introduction event can apply to be invited to the full training workshop planned for 31st May 2017 & a further ‘Pitching’ training session 9th June.

If you are not able to attend this introductory event but would like to express your interest in the training sessions, please email  – we will try and accommodate your request**.

* Eligibility criteria will apply for certain services.

 ** Priority will be given to those businesses that meet European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) eligibility criteria.


08:00am Registration and breakfast
08:30am Welcome, Hilary Centeleghe, Senior Growth Manager, Business Growth Hub
08:40am Representative from FSB
08:45am STaR and public procurement, Andrew White, Head of Strategic Procurement, STaR on Social Value & Intro to Consortium Bidding
09:05am Case Study from a successful local business
09:25am Pitching for success, quick tips for successful pitching
09:45am Anthony Boe, Business Growth Hub, to give final overview of the programme
10:00am Closing remarks & networking
10:30am Event close

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